12 January 2017

The Wizard is dead! Tucson Throwback Thursday ~

12 January 2010

Tucson's Own Evil Wizard lives at Grant & Campbell ~

I am so sorry to report that these wonderful murals are long gone! In fact, shortly after I posted the entire wall of murals here on TDP in January, 2010, they were painted over. What a fun art treasure lost to Tucson - very sad. If you would like to see all of the murals that accompany this "Evil Wizard," just click on the "Bookmans" label at the bottom of the post and it will take you to the fantasy murals that I have posted on the site. Here is the original post text: 
The fantasy murals that decorate the exterior east wall of Bookman's (Grant & Campbell) are so fun! Staffers have given all of the characters nicknames. Here the wizard (a.k.a. "Dr Volt") holds a lovely damsel prisoner. Her name? "PIP" (for "Pretty in Pink").

Bookman's is a great Tucson institution - used & new books, weird & wonderful collectible items, music & much more.

For the full range of these delightful murals, click on the label "Bookman's" at the bottom of this posting to see "Dragon Slayer," "Mr. Be-header," "Venus's Sister," "Evil Queen Wendy," and "Parthenon + "Pinto Bean."


  1. That's unfortunate. I find it more inviting to have art on the wall instead of the drab storefront.

    1. I agree. And what was so cool about those murals was they weren't advertising anything. They were just there for fun.