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General Jinjur and Tip by ink-n-imp General Jinjur and Tip by ink-n-imp
The "Marvelous Land of Oz" is probably my favorite Oz book, as it has my two favorite characters in it; Tippetarius/Ozma, and General Jinjur.

This is the scene from MLofO I was thinking of while I was drawing it:

"Thank you very much for the sandwiches," said Tip, as he trotted along. "May I ask your name?"

"I am General Jinjur," was the brief reply.

"Oh!" said the boy surprised. "What sort of a General?"

"I command the Army of Revolt in this war," answered the General, with unnecessary sharpness.

"Oh!" he again exclaimed. "I didn't know there was a war."

"You were not supposed to know it," she returned, "for we have kept it a secret; and considering that our army is composed entirely of girls," she added, with some pride, "it is surely a remarkable thing that our Revolt is not yet discovered."

"It is, indeed," acknowledged Tip. "But where is your army?"

"About a mile from here," said General Jinjur. "The forces have assembled from all parts of the Land of Oz, at my express command. For this is the day we are to conquer His Majesty the Scarecrow, and wrest from him the throne. The Army of Revolt only awaits my coming to march upon the Emerald City."

"Well!" declared Tip, drawing a long breath, "this is certainly a surprising thing! May I ask why you wish to conquer His Majesty the Scarecrow?"

"Because the Emerald City has been ruled by men long enough, for one reason," said the girl.
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Kitty17794 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh lovely! Its so nice to see art of these characters, they don't get much attention. Fantastic job!
Sword-King Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
After all these years, I still can't decide if General Jinjur was supposed to be an icon or a parody of the Women's Rights movement.
ink-n-imp Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
I think a parody of the Woman's Rights sorts that were really silly in their radicalness. I mean, Baum wife, step mom, etc etc were ALL really active feminist activists, and as Oz is such a wonderfully strong female-centric world (GLinda, Dorothy, Ozma, etc etc...and seriously, what was the last man in Oz who wasn't constructed/cursed/transformed?), I'm going to chalk Jinjur up to him poking some fun at the really militantly feminists sorts.
saintfighteraqua Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love tMLofO!

I really need to rebuy it, I gave my only copy of it and most of my Baum books in paperback to my cousins.... why was I so stupid?

nice pic.
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