Oz Squad Portraits – the Woggle-Bug

The Woggle-Bug makes his debut in The Marvelous Land of Oz. He’s an insect who has been Highly Magnified and Thoroughly Educated. He is also, as drawn by John R. Neill, one of the creepier looking denizens of Oz. He looks like a cross between the Joker and the Penguin. Uggh.

So when it came time to think of drawing the character I completely redesigned him. I tried to make him look more like a bug. Hopefully a friendly bug because he’s kind of an arrogant ass so he needs all the help he can get. No doubt this just make him creepier looking to people who are not me.

I didn’t get as far as drawing a background for this illustration. I only got as far as the basic inking stage.