Thursday, December 11, 2014

Post Haste

Forgive me for patting myself on the back, but I like this one Really Quite A Lot. It corresponds to the Eight of Wands in a tarot deck, and does it rather well IMHO. Beyond that, I'm happier with the layout and collage effect than I am with some other cards so far. 

This card marks the first appearance of The Saw Horse in the deck -- although he's one of the series' longest-running characters, having been brought to life by Tip/Ozma quite shortly after Jack Pumpkinhead, and by the same means. This was in the second book in the series, The Marvelous Land of Oz... probably my favorite of all of them. The base image is from John R. Neill's dust-jacket for The Emerald City of Oz

-- Freder.