Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Not Gonzales...

This Donald Duck "daily" just sold on eBay for $412.
Labeled as a Manuel Gonzales original from the 50's or 60's.

Well, In case the buyer reads this: This is a redrawn version of Al Taliaferros DD daily for 1942-03-11.

The poor lettering and inking suggests this is a tryout by someone. Not Taliaferro artwork and not Gonzales artwork, even though it comes from the estate of Gonzy. (MG had already worked at the studio for several years in 1942.)


Francoisw said...

For info, the high-resolution version of the published strip:

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Thanks, Francois!
I've now substituted the low-res image with the high-resolution you linked to.

Smurfswacker said...

Since it was in Gonzales' estate, it probably was a tryout as you suggest. Gonzales would obviously know it was a copy of an existing strip; could it have been an inking test, or even inking practice suggested by MG to someone who returned it for a critique? It's not the greatest ink job, but I've certainly seen worse.