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Monday, September 24, 2007

A Disney Magazine For Everyone Who Loves Disney

I’m the co-editor and staff writer for Sketches, the Official Magazine of the Walt Disney Collectors Society. The magazine celebrates the fine art sculptures of the Walt Disney Classics Collection and although it is of course the release of these beautifully crafted porcelain sculptures that drives the magazine, it is not a catalog. We who write and produce the magazine work hard to make it just that—a real magazine with historically rich and artistically intriguing articles (and of course rare Disney art and photographs) about the wide world of Disney. Sketches is celebrating its 15th year of publication, and in that time we have run articles about many of Disney’s greatest films, shorts, TV shows and live-action films, as well as Disneyland and the other Disney theme parks. For example, in the Winter 2007 issue (released in February 2007) pictured (the cover spotlights Sleeping Beauty, one of Walt Disney’s most magnificent animated films and one of my personal favorites), we featured articles on The Ugly Duckling, Peg Leg Pete, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Mary Poppins, to name only a few of the subjects covered. In this blog I hope to revisit some of material we have run in the past and also let you know a hint or two of what’s ahead. In the meantime, if you are interested in becoming a Member of the Walt Disney Collectors Society (and thereby subscribe to Sketches), please visit or


Former Cast Member WDCS said...

Hello! I was searching for 2 back issues of Sketches when I found your site. Am in search of the first years Sketches #3 and 4. I would be grateful for any ideas on where I could find them. Thanks

Jim said...

I’m sorry, I don't know of any specific way to obtain back issues of Sketches Magazine. Sometimes there are issues up for auction on eBay, you might check there.