Category Archives: Fairy tale art

Baba Yaga toys

If you don’t know who Baba Yaga is, you’re missing out on one of the great characters in fairy tale history. She’s dark and light, she’s good and evil. She lives in a little cottage that stinks of carrion and the cottage runs around on big, creepy chicken feet when she feels like a change of venue. The keyhole to her front door is a mouth filled with sharp teeth. She takes a merciless measure of the characters she encounters and acts accordingly.

I love Baba Yaga.

So it is with great delight that I discovered this plush version of Baba Yaga’s chicken-legged house by Melissa Sue Stanley on sale at Etsy.

Thanks again, Super Punch!

Marvel Comics version of the Wizard of Oz

The insanely talented Skottie Young and Eric Shanower are collaborating on a comic book version of the L. Frank Baum classic, The Wizard of Oz.

Read what Skottie Young has to say about translating this lovely old chestnut into the medium of comics.

Courtesy of Super Punch.

Faerie Tale Theatre: Rumpelstiltskin

If you’re not familiar with Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre series, you are in for a treat. She hosted the series in the early 80s and got everyone from Christopher Reeve to Terri Garr to Mick Jagger to play the roles of all the great fairy tale characters.

In this version of “Rumpelstiltskin,” Herve Villechaize plays the mysterious helper and Ned Beatty plays the demanding king.

The episode is broken up into YouTube mini-episodes. If you want to see the rest of it, click here, then go to part two.