Gregory Manchess (at Tor.com):
This painting was going to be different though. I wanted to take the basic story premise and change it up. Dorothy became a goth Asian chick, the Scarecrow became a highwayman, the Lion got some cajones and became a sabretooth, and the Tin Man became a robot. Little Toto had to man up and became a bull terrier. I was not a fan of Toto as a kid. I had a real dog.