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Shaenon K. Garrity
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The Making of a Narbonic Slipcase 
4th-Apr-2012 04:05 pm

Last year, printmaker Liz Conley designed gorgeous slipcovers for my two-volume Narbonic: The Perfect Collection. Now Liz has revealed her secrets in the latest Couscous Collective blog post, "The Making of a Narbonic Slipcase."


If you're curious about how the upcoming slipcovers for Skin Horse Volume 3 will look, check out the photos of the Narbonic slipcovers. They'll be like that, only more Skin Horse. Any more would be telling...

5th-Apr-2012 12:41 am (UTC)
It probably says something about my current state of sleep deprivation that my brain processed the subject as "The Making of Narbonic Slippers".
5th-Apr-2012 01:25 am (UTC) - Skin Horse and Oz
This is kind of a random question, but I recently started reading the entire collection of Oz books on my Nook. I'm currently in the middle of "The Emerald City of Oz" - book 6 or 7 depending on if you count the "Woggle-Bug Book."
While reading them I've casually been attempting to map the characters from Skin Horse with the characters from Oz.

Tip = Tip / Ozma
Nick = Tin Woodman
Moustachio = Tik-Tok
Leo = Cowardly Lion
H.T. = Hungry Tiger

And less obvious
Unity = Scarecrow
Sweetheart = Dorothy / Toto
Tovarisch = Orby Amby?

and that's about as far as I can get without squinting really hard. Dr. Lee seems a bit Wizardly, and Gavotte is a bit Glinda-like, but I feel like I'm stretching with those. I'm entirely lost when it comes to characters like Artie, Tigerlily, Jonah, etc., but of course I still have many more Oz books to read.

My questions is, do you intend for most of the Skin Horse characters to map to Oz characters? Should I keep trying to figure this mystery out?

5th-Apr-2012 03:17 am (UTC) - Re: Skin Horse and Oz

Oh, sure, but it's not just the Oz books. Dr. Lee's name is another children's book reference, for instance.
8th-Apr-2012 11:52 pm (UTC) - Re: Skin Horse and Oz
Sorry, I didn't mean to post the comment about Unity mapping to the Patchwork Girl anonymously. And you still have a lot to look forward to as you read through the books. I can't decide which I love more: Baum's stories or Neill's illustrations.
8th-Apr-2012 11:56 pm (UTC) - Liz is a genius!
Tell Liz that all her hard work is much appreciated. In fact, the Narbonic slipcase is so gorgeous, I may display it bookless, as a freestanding artwork. I can't wait to see what she does with Skin Horse.
9th-Apr-2012 01:32 am (UTC) - Re: Liz is a genius!
I'll pass the word along. And yes, Liz is amazing. She teaches at Techshop in San Francisco and does amazing printmaking work.
9th-Apr-2012 02:48 am (UTC) - Re: Liz is a genius!
This is me, by the way.
13th-Dec-2012 10:07 am (UTC)
That is quite surprising... I have never heard of that before reading your post!
It makes me quite puzzled and angry too!
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