This flow chart shows connections between the authors & illustrators and the inspirations that have created a universe that is over 100 years old.
This is done in different ways, first there are four different groups that are not only charted by illustrator and/or author, but also chronologically when they were published.
- The first forty novels.
- The movies produced from 1908 to 1939.
- The staged musical and plays from 1902 to 2006.
- The very short Disney involvement.
The second way is to show the connection between authors & illustrators (who worked with who). The third way is the highlighting of inspiration. For example Alexander Volkov, a Russian author, translated Wizard of Oz and titled the novel “The Wizard of Emerald City.” He also wrote five other squeals, which spawned over thirty other novels, and they inspired American translations and adaptations.
Through the years there were authors devoted to the writings of Wizard of Oz either creating additions to the Wizard of Oz universe, or by writing non-fiction intellectual works. There were independent publishing companies that came into existence to add to the Wizard of Oz universe, and then there was fan fiction, and self-publishing.
I used fan websites, publishing companies, and fan clubs to determine which stories such as “fan fiction” that should be used. I did not go to the fan fiction websites in search of each story. I went with the bloggers and independent publishers to determine which stories to use.
Comic Book DB
March Laumer Website – http://marchlaumer.4t.com/
The Royal Blog of Oz
Tails of the Cowardly Lion and Friends Publication List
A Wonderful Wiki of Oz
The Royal Timeline of Oz
Oz Project – http://web.archive.org/web/20110804222205/http://ozproject.egtech.net/index.php
The Daily Ozmapolitan
The Wonderful Blog of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Website
The Royal Time Line of Oz
And Other Odd & Ends Sites