April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

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April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:35 am

As a follow-up to the article on the Wildwood tarot, I just came across the following on Mark Ryan's blog:

For all you awaiting news of The Wildwood Tarot, great news! Our publisher is presenting The Wildwood Tarot this week (as we speak) at the London Book Fair. The project is really coming together wonderfully and our illustrator, Will Worthington, continues to turn out amazingly beautiful art for the cards. I am confident that Greenwood Tarot devotees will love this new version.


Looks like things are moving along nicely...

Update 6.5.09: According to Wikipedia the publisher is Eddison Sadd

Ian

Edited by I.P. 25.4.09 - added link to artist's website
Edited by I.P. 6.5.09 - added update about publisher
Edited by I.P. 14.9.09 - edited title
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April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:34 am

The following comment just appeared on Mark Ryan's blog...

I'm also very happy to announce that The Wildwood Tarot has now been officially commissioned by publishers: Eddison-Sadd Editions and co-authored by John Matthews with artwork by award winning artist: Will Worthington. The Greenwood Tarot has been out of print for some years now, so it's timely and fitting that a revised and updated version be produced by this high-quality publishing house.

The Wildwood Tarot has actually come full circle in many ways, as I originally pitched the idea to Nick Eddison and Ian Jackson of Eddison-Sadd in the early nineties. At that time it was not a project we could go forward with together and Harper Collins picked it up and requested we change the name to The Greenwood Tarot. So in a way The Wildwood Tarot (It's original name) has completed it's journey around “The Wheel” and it has finally come home! Developing a new Tarot is a long and demanding process that cannot be rushed but we project The Wildwood Tarot will be available sometime in 2011.


Looks like we're in for a long wait. You can't even pre-order it from Amazon yet ! :lol:

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Edited by I.P. 14.9.09 - added link to John Matthews topic
Edited by I.P. 6.7.10 - corrected John Matthews topic link to new style link
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Re: April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:41 am

The following has appeared on Mark Ryan's blog...

Folks!

If anyone out there knows the present whereabouts of, or has a working phone or E-mail contact for Chesca Potter, please write to: LMBMusicEnt *at* aol.com. [replace *at* with @]

Or please contact any of my IMDb accredited professional or legal representatives.

Best wishes to all for a productive and peaceful 2010!

Many thanks,

Mark
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Re: April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:48 pm

The latest on this from Mark Ryan's blog...

OK! John Matthews and I have finally finished the new Wildwood Tarot text!


The whole Eddison Sadd team have been great and Will Worthington is doing an amazing job with his stunning artwork. I'm very happy with the whole look and feel of the project.


After 15 years, I guess it's about time!
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Re: April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:35 am

There's more on this deck, and a couple of images HERE

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Re: April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:34 am

I just came across the following press release:

REDONDO BEACH, CA, July 06, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Mark Ryan, actor and swordmaster, is best known for his role as Nasir in the TV series Robin of Sherwood and as the voice of Bumble Bee and Jetfire in the Transformers films. In 1996, Ryan and visionary artist Chesca Potter collaborated to produce The Greenwood Tarot. The Greenwood Tarot quickly achieved cult status and has been out of print for several years. Now Ryan and long-time friend and Tarot expert, John Matthews, have combined their skills and love of the ancient woods to reconceive the original deck and book pack and release it as The Wildwood Tarot. The Wildwood Tarot will be available spring 2011 through Sterling Publishing (US) and Connections Book Publishing (UK).


CLICK HERE to to read the article. The images of the cards are in the PDF files to the right.

Pretty impressive eh? 8)

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Re: April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:54 pm

To make it easier, you can now view smaller versions on Mark Ryan's blog:

CLICK HERE

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Re: April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:55 am

The Wildwood tarot is set for release in April.

You can pre-order it from some places but Amazon have got their wires seriously crossed.

The paperback book comes with the box-set, it is not sold separately. The box set was available for pre-order for a ludicrously low price but now it says that it's unavailable.

Look out for a Buzz special on the history of the tarot in the next edition of DT.

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Re: April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:35 am

This blog article features a nice little slide show about the Wildwood tarot, which you can pre-order direct from Will Worthington:

*pssst* come close, I've got something to tell you....

Take a look at the little slide show that previews the forthcoming Wildwood Tarot by Will Worthington, John Matthews and Mark Ryan.

Have three better Tarot pedigrees ever collaborated on a deck? I don't think so!


CLICK HERE to view the blog.

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Re: April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:03 am

There's an interview with Mark Ryan about the Wildwood pack HERE.

A brief quote:

Mark Ryan wrote:The third thing is the Grail question, asking the question. I believe that by asking a question of the universe, you are creating a vacuum into which the universe has no option other than to bring an answer. How clearly you define that question and with how much conviction you’re asking it and why you’re asking it will define the answer that you get.


Sounds familiar...

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Re: April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:51 pm

There's now an official website, with details of events talks and signings etc.

http://thewildwoodtarot.com/

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Re: April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:27 am

Three very interesting videos in which the three collaborators talk about the Wildwood:

It was mentioned that there will be a second edition which will correct errors and omissions and there will be a new design for the back of the cards.

http://thewildwoodtarot.com/#/video/4556498107

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Re: April 2009 - The Buzz - Mark Ryan's Wildwood Tarot

Postby Ian Pegler » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:41 am

An app is now available, for iPad and iPhone:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wildwood ... ?ls=1&mt=8

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