Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book

Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book Author Tom Andrae
ISBN-10 1578068584
Year 2006
Pages 306
Language en
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi
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For over twenty-five years, Disney artist Carl Barks (1901-2000) created some of the most brilliant and funny stories in comic books. Gifted and prolific, he was the author of over five hundred tales in the most popular comic books of all time. Although he was never allowed to sign his name and worked in anonymity, Barks's unique artistic style and storytelling were immediately evident to all his readers. Barks created the town of Duckburg and a cast of characters that included Donald Duck's fabulously wealthy Uncle Scrooge, the lucky loafer Gladstone Gander, the daffy inventor Gyro Gearloose, the roguish crooks the Beagle Boys, and the Italian sorceress Magica de Spell. Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book: Unmasking the Myth of Modernity is the first critical study of Barks's work in English. From a cultural studies perspective, the author analyzes all phases of Barks's career from his work in animation to his postretirement years writing the Junior Woodchucks stories. Andrae argues that Barks's oeuvre presents a vision strikingly different from the Disney ethos. Barks's central theme is a critique of modernity. His tales offer a mordant satire of Western imperialism and America's obsession with wealth, success, consumerism, and technological mastery, offering one of the few communal, ecological visions in popular culture. Although a talented visual artist, Barks was also one of America's greatest storytellers and, Andrae contends, lifted the comic book form to the level of great literature. Thomas Andrae, an instructor in the cinema department of San Francisco State University, is the senior editor and cofounder of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. He produced The Duck Man, a feature-length documentary on Carl Barks, and was an editor of the Carl Barks Library.

Carl Barks

Carl Barks Author Carl Barks
ISBN-10 1578065011
Year 2003-01
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Disney artist Carl Barks (1901-2000) created one of Walt Disney's most famous characters, Scrooge McDuck. Barks also produced more than 500 comic book stories. His work is ranked among the most widely circulated, best-loved, and most influential of all comic book art. Although the images he created are known virtually everywhere, Barks was an isolated storyteller, living in the desert of California and preferring to labor without public fanfare during most of his career. He created work of such exceptional quality that he was accorded the greatest autonomy of any Disney artist. He is the only comic book artist ever to receive a Disney Legends award. The influence of Barks's work on such filmmakers as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and on such artists as Gottfried Helnwein has extended Barks's significance far beyond the boundaries of comics. After Barks's death at the age of ninety-nine, Roy Disney praised him for his "brilliant artistic vision." Carl Barks: Conversations is the only comprehensive collection of Barks's interviews. It ranges chronologically from the very first one (with Malcolm Willits, the fan who uncovered Barks's identity) to the artist's final conversations with Donald Ault in the summer of 2000. In between are interviews conducted by J. Michael Barrier, Edward Summer, Bruce Hamilton, and others. Several of these interviews are published here for the first time. Ault's friendship with Barks, ranging over a period of thirty years, provides an unusually intimate resource not only for standard q&a interviews but also for casual conversations in informal settings. Carl Barks: Conversations reveals previously unknown information about the life, times, and opinions of one of the master storytellers of the twentieth century. Donald Ault, a professor of English at the University of Florida, is the author of Narrative Unbound: Re-Visioning William Blake's The Four Zoas and Visionary Physics: Blake's Response to Newton. His work has been published in Studies in Romanticism, The Wordsworth Circle, Modern Philology, and The Comics Journal.

Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book

Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book Author J. Michael Barrier
ISBN-10 0960765204
Year 1981
Pages 227
Language en
Publisher M Lilien
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"Thank you for the copy of Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book by Michael Barrier, which we are thrilled to see finally in published form. It was worth the years of waiting, and we hope will supply the answers to the myriad of questions which Carl must answer thousands of times over. Now he can just say buy the Barrier book published by M.M. Lilien..." --Gare Barks (Mrs. Carl Barks)) "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book is the very long-awaited biography/bibliography/critique of the Good Artist's work by Michael Barrier. It is published in a handsome, sturdy, well-designed hardcover edition by M. Lilien of New York, with a lovely dust jacket featuring a self-caricature of Barks on the front and a color photo of the Duck Man on the back side. Inside you will find a detailed account of Barks' life and career, with each story discussed and highlighted. There are many photos of Barks as a young man, sketches and cartoons he did for the Calgary Eye Opener and as inter-office gags at the Disney Studios ... If you are a fan of Carl Barks, you simply, absolutely, positively and unquestionably must have this book and right now. If you are a comic-book student, you must have this book to see how thoroughly and well comics can and should be studied ...." --Don and Maggie Thompson The Buyer's Guide For Comic Fandom. " ... Barrier covers not only the life of Barks but his particular thematic preoccupations (the "rescue theme") in what parent/child roles are reversed is documented with considerable wisdom, for instance). The photos of Barks, his house, and other people he worked with are precious glimpses on an important period in comic book history, and the many drawings by Barks and others constitute a real treasure trove for both fans and scholars..." --Catherine Yronwode. The Buyer's Guide For Comic Fandom This beautifully illustrated book captures the essence of Carl Barks, the man who brought Donald Duck into the hearts of a generation of Americans. Only Michael Barrier, who is uniquely familiar with both Bark's life and works, could assemble this definitive introduction to Barks' creations. Barrier traces Barks' life as a young cartoonist who eventually joined the Walt Disney Studios during the depression. Upon joining the Western Publishing Company in 1942, Barks produced vivid tales which captured comic book readers' imaginations for the following two decades. Barks brought to life such unforgettable characters as Uncle Scrooge, the Beagle Boys, and the other zany inhabitants of Duckburg. Although Barks' art was readily accessible to children, his stories contained satire aimed at the foibles of a nation immersed in the Cold War and new-found material success. In addition to chronicling Barks' life, this book provides a definitive bibliography of Barks' works. The bibliography is enhanced by quotations from Barks on specific works as well as comments from Kim Weston. Cost $90.00 plus shipping and handling.

Walt Disney s Donald Duck

Walt Disney s Donald Duck Author Carl Barks
ISBN-10 1606996533
Year 2013
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher
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In this collection of stories, originally published during the 1950s, follow the epic adventures of Donald Duck and his nephews, Huey, Louie, and Dewey. Facing a financial crisis, Uncle Scrooge recruits his nephews for a trip to the McDuck clan's ancient castle to locate a lost treasure-- guarded by a jealous ghost!

Disney Comics Artists

Disney Comics Artists Author Source Wikipedia
ISBN-10 1230509992
Year 2013-09
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher University-Press.org
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Carl Barks, Romano Scarpa, William Van Horn, Floyd Gottfredson, Al Taliaferro, Giorgio Cavazzano, Don Rosa, Noel Van Horn, Jerry Siegel, Paul Murry, Flemming Andersen, Luciano Bottaro, Manuel Gonzales, Marcelo Cassaro, Tony Strobl, Bob Gregory, Daan Jippes, Jose Massaroli, Vicar, Daniel Branca, Marcio Takara, Marco Rota, Dick Moores, Jack Bradbury, Carl Fallberg, Freddy Milton, Cesar Ferioli, Mau Heymans, Giovan Battista Carpi. Excerpt: Carl Barks (March 27, 1901 - August 25, 2000) was an American Disney Studio illustrator and comic book creator, who invented Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as Scrooge McDuck (1947), Gladstone Gander (1948), the Beagle Boys (1951), The Junior Woodchucks (1951), Gyro Gearloose (1952), Cornelius Coot (1952), Flintheart Glomgold (1956), John D. Rockerduck (1961) and Magica De Spell (1961). The quality of his scripts and drawings earned him the nicknames The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. Writer-artist Will Eisner called him "the Hans Christian Andersen of comic books." In 1987, Barks was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame. Barks was born in Merrill, Oregon to William Barks and his wife Arminta Johnson. He had an older brother named Clyde. Barks once stated that his paternal ancestors were Dutch and his maternal ancestors were Scottish. His paternal grandparents were David Barks and his wife Ruth Shrum. His maternal grandparents were Carl Johnson and his wife Suzanna Massey, but little else is known about his ancestors. According to Barks' description of his childhood, he was a rather lonely child. His parents owned one square mile (2.6 km ) of land that served as their farm. The nearest neighbor lived half a mile (800 m) away, but he was more an acquaintance to Barks' parents than a friend. The closest school was about two...

The Unavailable Carl Barks in Color

The Unavailable Carl Barks  in Color Author Kim Weston
ISBN-10 1534718141
Year 2016-07-21
Pages 164
Language en
Publisher
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Ten stories in this book, mostly unavailable since their original printings in comic books, are collected here together for the first time, along with a few other gems. Also included are several virtually unknown works by Barks which have not previously been collected anywhere. Four of the stories in this book appear in restored versions which are intended to showcase them as Barks originally intended for them to be seen. All of the stories are sourced from high quality masters except for three for which there are no known surviving masters. As collected in this book, newly colored and sourced from original masters, the stories look much better in this book than in previous printings. The 26 Barney Bear and Benny Burro stories, the bulk of Barks' non-Disney work, are in print in the USA in another book, The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear; however, unfortunately, original masters were not used for their reproduction. The Unavailable Carl Barks also includes a comprehensive index to all of Carl Barks' non-Disney comics, and other introductory, historical, and background articles, totaling about 40 pages. Every story that Carl Barks wrote or drew featuring Disney characters during his career as a comic book creator has been reprinted, often many times, in comic books and albums and books. The Disney work is the most important of Barks' work, but Barks also wrote and/or drew 36 other comic book stories featuring non-Disney characters between 1943 and 1953; these have been less-well served in reprinting and are much less well-known. They are generally comparable in quality to the average of the Donald Duck work he was doing at the same time. A few of them are quite creative and delightful, and stand well with the best short story work he was doing at the time. Most of them have been out-of-print since their publication decades ago in comic books. This book is intended to remedy that situation.

Funnybooks

Funnybooks Author Michael Barrier
ISBN-10 9780520960022
Year 2014-11-27
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Funnybooks is the story of the most popular American comic books of the 1940s and 1950s, those published under the Dell label. For a time, "Dell Comics Are Good Comics" was more than a slogan—it was a simple statement of fact. Many of the stories written and drawn by people like Carl Barks (Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge), John Stanley (Little Lulu), and Walt Kelly (Pogo) repay reading and rereading by educated adults even today, decades after they were published as disposable entertainment for children. Such triumphs were improbable, to say the least, because midcentury comics were so widely dismissed as trash by angry parents, indignant librarians, and even many of the people who published them. It was all but miraculous that a few great cartoonists were able to look past that nearly universal scorn and grasp the artistic potential of their medium. With clarity and enthusiasm, Barrier explains what made the best stories in the Dell comic books so special. He deftly turns a complex and detailed history into an expressive narrative sure to appeal to an audience beyond scholars and historians.

Donald Duck Comics by Carl Barks

Donald Duck Comics by Carl Barks Author Source Wikipedia
ISBN-10 1230478639
Year 2013-09
Pages 38
Language en
Publisher University-Press.org
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: A Christmas for Shacktown, A Financial Fable, Back to the Klondike, Christmas on Bear Mountain, Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold, Donald Duck in Old California!, Flip Decision, Horsing Around with History, Island in the Sky (comics), Land Beneath the Ground!, List of Disney comics by Carl Barks, Lost in the Andes!, Luck of the North, North of the Yukon, Only a Poor Old Man, Pluto Saves the Ship, Salmon Derby, Searching for a Successor, Sheriff of Bullet Valley, The Carl Barks Collection, The Fabulous Philosopher's Stone, The Ghost of the Grotto, The Golden Fleecing, The Golden Helmet, The Golden River (comics), The Money Champ, The Money Well, The Old Castle's Secret, The Second-Richest Duck, The Victory Garden (comics), Tralla La, Vacation Time. Excerpt: Carl Barks was an American Disney Studio illustrator and comic book creator. The quality of his scripts and drawings earned him the nicknames The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. Some titles, writers and exact dates in this list are yet not known. The list does not contain covers and unpublished comics which makes it still an incomplete glossary of Carl Barks' stories. North of the Yukon is a story featuring Scrooge McDuck and his nephews, Donald Duck and Huey, Dewey, & Louie. It was written and drawn by Carl Barks. This was his last story involving Scrooge's adventures in Alaska. It was published in September 1965, and later reprinted in May 1993. Gemstone Publishing later reprinted the story again in 2005 for a Donald Duck/Uncle Scrooge graphic novel with another story inspired by this one called "Somewhere in Nowhere." The character of Barko was inspired by an actual sled dog named Balto, who participated in the 1925 serum run to Nome. Barks had read an article about Balto in an issue of National Geographic, and was inspired to create this character. The story...

Walt Disney s Donald Duck

Walt Disney s Donald Duck Author Carl Barks
ISBN-10 1606997416
Year 2014
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher
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Restored and recolored, features the original Sunday comics adventures of Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Uncle Scrooge McDuck on a quest to capture a unicorn in tropical Shangri-Lala as well as through challenging escapades in colder climates. 20,000 first printing.