Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Yellow Brick Road
He was named after L. Frank Baum's fifth Oz book, The Road to Oz, in which Oz illustrator John R. Neill drew Toto looking like a Boston terrier. Road got to know most of our Oz friends over the years and he attended quite a few Oz conventions with us - sometimes rather covertly.
But at least once, he was not covert at all. That was the year he participated in the 1994 Ozmapolitan Convention costume contest! He came dressed as a Yellow Brick - which made him The Yellow Brick Road.
He was very good about wearing his costume, though I am sure he didn't like it very much. Road went on to win a prize, too. You can see him standing in the winner's circle below with my BF Eric Shanower. I do miss Road.