David Pepose Journeys Back To The O.Z.

Young Dorothy Gale killed the Wicked Witch, convinced the Wizard to leave Oz, and then returned home to Kansas. Sure, L. Frank Baum wrote several stories about the magical Land of Oz after that, but David Pepose noticed thatĀ The Wonderful Wizard of OzĀ ended as a regime change. And the last 30 years or so of history have shown us that regime changes sound great, but cause a lot of chaos in their aftermath.

And so we get the next generation — Dorothy’s granddaughter, a returned Iraq war veteran, taken away to the same land, but decades later — now war torn. Welcome to the O.Z., a new book Pepose launched on Kickstarter Monday. Last night in the whirlwind of his insanely successful start, he took the time to talk about the book, why Kickstarter, and take a little guest commentary from David Avallone.

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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.