You’ve wandered into the topsy-turvy world of Tulgey Wood, the blog of writer and historian Jim Fanning. Tulgey Wood celebrates artistry and creativity (and sometimes just plain madness): movies, animation, TV, books, comics—and of course Disney, lots and lots of true-blue, through-and-through Disney, including D23 and Disney twenty-three Magazine, and Sketches Magazine and the Walt Disney Collectors Society. Tulgey Wood is so fun, fascinating and full of frolicsome photos and facts, it’s scary. So wander through the wonder of it all, and enjoy.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Twas The Night Before Christmas, Disney Style

This magnificent artwork is from McCall's Magazine December 1941 by the legendary Disney artist Hank Porter. Obviously the very thing for Christmas Eve. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Thanksgiving Eve 2023

Thanks to the great Parade historian Bill Smith, here is the classic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade poster created by advertising artist Walter Einsel with the signature Jester character. This dynamic and charmingly old-fashioned art and many other pieces featuring these designs were used for years by Macy's to celebrate the parade. Don't miss the annual broadcast of the Parade tomorrow on NBC (also covered by CBS)—it's the 97th edition of this must-see Thanksgiving tradition. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Happy Halloween 2023!

Here we are at the spooky day itself, Halloween! Hope this day is frightfully festive, whether you are costuming, partying, or sequestering! As for me, I'm happy to be with you here in Tulgey Wood, so thanks for stopping by. Our treat today is a super's my favorite superhero, Spider-Man. Thanks to Marvel, Spidey was the National UNICEF Day Safety Chair. (Today, October 31, is officially UNICEF Day, as it is officially is every year in the US.) As part of their participation in the annual Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign, Marvel offered a special-edition Spider-Man comic book, The Trial of Venom, yours by US mail for sending in a donation of at least $5.00 to UNICEF. In this war-torn world, UNICEF and its mission is more important than ever. For more info on the annual Trick or or Treat for UNICEF campaign and an opportunity to make a donation, please visit the website. And Happy Halloween! 

Monday, October 30, 2023

On The Brink, Inc For Inktober 2023

Inktober and October on a creative collision course: Here are some spooky drawings for the spooky-season by Dean Brinkerhoff for Inktober 2023 (a piece of art for each day of October) for our Countdown to Halloween 2023. Be sure and check out more art and all kinds of pop-culture fun, check out Dean at his Instagram account

Friday, October 27, 2023

Great Stuff About The Great Pumpkin

Last year for my YouTube channel Tulgey Wood TV I created a video detailing some of the Great Pumpkin-themed Peanuts merchandise that predated the acclaimed TV special, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. That animated show debuted on October 27, 1966. To celebrate the phenomenal success of this show and the comic strip that inspired it, be sure and check out my video

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Halloween videos on Tulgey Wood TV

Have a hankering for some Halloween fun? Check out my Halloween videos on my YouTube channel. There's a Halloween playlist for your viewing pleasure here. It's all at Tulgey Wood TV. 

Monday, October 23, 2023

The Most Monstrous Of All

More Archie for our Countdown to Halloween 2023: Makes sense that the monster kid-angle in Archie comics was most oft feature on the cover of Jughead's comic-book title. This "weird-o" definitely marches to his own drum. He is unapologetically himself, and cares not what others think. But wait, that's not a costume?? From Archie's Pal Jughead No. 78 November 1961. 

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Spooky Night Treats For Spooky

The cover of Spooky No. 104 June 1970 answers the question that's been haunting us: What does Spooky do with his trick or treat bounty? Same as you, he eats it. Well, almost the same as you. Marching on with the Countdown to Halloween 2023. 

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Riverdale Monster Kids

Archie and his pals celebrate the monster-movie craze. The Riverdale gang consists of teenagers so how fitting that they like monster movies, as the primary audience for that genre was teens. Cover of Archie's Pals 'N' Gals Giant No. 35 December 1965. All for our Countdown to Halloween 2023. 

Friday, October 20, 2023

Disney's Blackbeard's Ghost Haunts Again

Perfect for our Countdown to Halloween 2023 is the article I wrote for about Walt Disney's Blackbeard's Ghost (1968). Have you read it? In case you haven't (or even if you have), Dean Brinkerhoff reads my article aloud on his excellent YouTube channel. Check it out and have a frightfully fun listen.