Hungry Tiger Press

Hungry Tiger Press is an American specialty publisher of books, compact discs, comic books and graphic novels, focused on the works of L. Frank Baum, other authors of Oz books, and related Americana. Hungry Tiger has also published rare, early, long-neglected dramatic and musical adaptations of the Oz works, featuring music by Louis F. Gottschalk, Paul Tietjens, and other composers of the early twentieth century.

Hungry Tiger Press
FounderDavid Maxine and Eric Shanower
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationPortland, Oregon
Publication typesbooks, compact discs, comic books and graphic novels

Co-founded by David Maxine and Eric Shanower in 1994, the Press is run by Maxine from its Portland headquarters.[1] It has issued first editions and revival editions of a number of works in its genre, including:

Many of these editions feature Shanower's illustrations. Hungry Tiger also published the annual Oz-story Magazine from 1995 to 2000.

The Press's name and iconography derive from the Hungry Tiger, the character that Baum introduced in his third Oz book, Ozma of Oz. (The introductory section of Oz-story was titled "Fat Babies for Dinner," a reference to the Hungry Tiger's never-satisfied appetite for that diet.)


  1. ^ Len Fulton, Directory of Small Magazine/Press Editors and Publishers, Paradise, CA, Dustbooks, 2006.

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