NEW Oz Sketchbook Available! Extremely Limited!

I just returned from a spectacular weekend at Winkie Con, America’s largest annual Wizard of Oz convention. It was held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego‘s Hotel Circle. This venue is amazing! The grounds are very maze-like, with lots of surprising visual treasures and enchanting jewel-like gardens everywhere.

Kurt Raymond as the Wicked Witch of the West

There was loads to experience, from interesting panels (I did two; one with Oz author Sherwood Smith), my pal Kurt Raymond (a skilled speaker and artist and the world’s greatest impersonator of and expert on the Wicked Witch of the West), and even a presentation of the L. Frank Baum stage musical The Tik-Tok Man of Oz, a show that originally debuted in 1913! The cast, staging, music, lighting and costumes were all superb! What a rare treat!

I also saw and chatted with fandom legends John and Bjo Trimble, as well as Comic-Con International luminaries (and friends) Jackie Estrada and Batton Lash.

I debuted a new sketchbook at the convention: William Stout’s World of Oz. Its 60 pages are packed with rarities, including many of my designs for the proposed Wonderful Wizard of Oz Themed Resort and Entertainment Center in Kansas, my production designs for The Muppets Wizard of Oz, my Wizard of Oz art folio and illustrations from the two Oz books I illustrated for Sherwood Smith, The Emerald Wand of Oz and Trouble Under Oz.

Limited to just 250 signed & numbered copies (most of which sold at Winkie Con), I still have a few available for purchase on the Bazaar portion of this site (under “Books”). Get your copy before it’s sold out, My Pretties!

Photo by Jackie Estrada

4 Responses to “NEW Oz Sketchbook Available! Extremely Limited!”

  1. Benno Rothschild says:

    please bring one to Dragon Con for me and I will gladly take it off your hands!! See ya soon. Benno

  2. Rick Catizone says:

    Bill,

    Book just arrived, it’s wonderful! Can you tell me what size the originals are on Emerald City Airships and subsequent 2 pages? Judging by the detail and line, I was guessing they may be actual size, or perhaps reduced from around 11″?

    Thanks,
    Rick

  3. April says:

    I wish you could show more images (small, just to depict content) of the products in your store.

  4. Rick Catizone says:

    They’re all worth it April, trust me…..from the dino issues to the new Oz book, they’re great….as is Inspirations and also Hallucinations…..

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