Baum's "Queer Visitors" Cartoon Strip

"Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz," was a series of 27 cartoon strip stories, written by Baum and illustrated by Walt McDougall. They were published in the Philadelphia North American, Chicago Sunday Record-Herald and other newspapers in 1904 and 1905. The stories and dates are provided in the following table.
The launch of the cartoon series was preceded by a large and imaginative advertising campaign, perhaps a forerunner of modern advertising methods. This included a series of reports of astronomers of extra-terrestial events. These ran in the newspapers from 18 August thru 28 August 1904, and are included as the first entry in the table below.

Note: Most of these have been republished in The Baum Bugle. The issue year, volume, number and page number(s) are listed in the last column of the following table.

 

 

Poster advertising the cartoon series (1904).

 

Date

Title

Bugle Date

4 Oct 1904

Baum explains inspiration for the Wogglebug.

85:29:1:12-13

18-28 Aug 1904

"Interplanetary telegrams" announcing the imminent arrival of "The Queer Visitors."

85:29:1:3-7

28 Aug 1904

Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz: Proclamation Extraordinary

85:29:1:8

04 Sep 1904

How the Adventurers Lost and Found Themselves

71:15:1:24
74:18:2:14-15

11 Sep 1904

How the Tin Woodman Escaped the Magic Flood

76:20:1:14-15

18 Sep 1904

How the Strangers Found Themselves Between the Auto and the Deep Sea

 

25 Sep 1904

How Uncle Eli Laughed Too Soon

80:24:3:12-13

02 Oct 1904

How the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman Met Some Old Friends

98:42:3:24-25

09 Oct 1904

How the Sawhorse Saved Dorothy's Life

71:15:1:1
80:24:1:14-15

16 Oct 1904

How the Ozites Met a Beauty Doctor

74:18:3:14-15

23 Oct 1904

How the Adventurers Encountered an Unknown Beast

82:26:3:12-13

30 Oct 1904

Jack Pumpkinhead and the Scarecrow Win a Race and Incite a Riot; the Wogglebug Restores Harmony

 

06 Nov 1904

The Scarecrow Becomes a Man of Means in Spite of the Girls at a Church Fair

71:5:1:1

13 Nov 1904

How the Wogglebug Proved His Knowledge of Chemistry

68:12:1:12-13

20 Nov 1904

How the Wogglebug Got a Thanksgiving Dinner

88:32:2:16-17

27 Nov 1904

The Scarecrow Tells a Fairy Tale to Children and Hears an Equally Marvelous True Story

69:13:1:12-13

04 Dec 1904

Jack Pumpkinhead Pawns the Sawhorse

77:21:1:14-15

11 Dec 1904

Dorothy Spends an Evening with Her Old Friends and is Entertained with Wonderful Exhibitions

 

18 Dec 1904

How the Wogglebug and His Friends Visited Santa Claus

 

25 Dec 1904

How the Wogglebug Found a Lost Child and Gave a Lesson in Heraldry

 

01 Jan 1905

The Scarecrow Presents a Magic Automobile to a Little Girl

70:14:2:12-13

08 Jan 1905

How the Tin Woodman Became a Fire Hero

64:8:3:10-11

15 Jan 1905

The Two Wishes

66:10:3:12-13

22 Jan 1905

Tim Nichols and the Cat

67:11:2:12-13

29 Jan 1905

Mr. Wimble's Wooden Leg

65:9:2:12-13

05 Feb 1905

A Magnetic Personality

71:15:2:12-13

12 Feb 1905

Nan's Magic Button

67:7:3:10-11

19 Feb 1905

Eliza and the Lozenges

72:16:3:14-15

26 Feb 1905

The Wogglebug Encourages Charity

66:10:1:12

Note: All of these cartoon stories, plus "The Woggle Bug Book" (which was a spin off from this syndicated series), have been reprinted as The Third Book of Oz. Also, about half of these appeared, in re-written form, in the book The Visitors from Oz (1100).


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