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 21, 2008

A Simple Greeting

Once upon a time TV Guide not only ran articles of in-depth analysis and journalistic reporting on the TV scene, as opposed to purely puff pieces, it also featured artful covers that went far beyond simplistic portraits of celebrities—including an annual Christmas cover. This special cover rarely had anything directly to do with television, being instead a celebrational work of art. Illustrious artists were often commissioned including Ronald Searle and Charles Saxon, and the cover featured here from the issue covering the week of December 19, 1964 is by famed New Yorker cartoonist William Steig. The artist's specialty at one point in his long career was children, so in this delightful and suitably snowy (for this day in 2008) Yuletide art, he spotlights kids crooning Christmas carols. And not a TV in sight.

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