Friday 19 September 2008

Carl Barks Donald Duck dailies

Ever wondered wich gags Carl Barks sold to the comic strip department while working at the Disney studio?
Well, here's the answer. :)


-= Steamboat Willie =- said...

The first two were quite small pics.. Do you have them in better resolution?

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Sorry. This is all I got.
But it's good enough for reference I hope.
(I guess some induckser already has added these to the database by now.)

Francoisw said...
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Francoisw said...

Yep, I'll add this info right now.

I think you deserve a gold medal for this astonishing piece of information. Might we know more? where does it come from (the Disney archives in Burbank?) and when were those credits written?
Also, what about the other credits YD 39-09-11 (confirmed by Barks to Don Markstein) and YD 40-07-30 (with similarities to a later US gag)?

Thanks, François.

Francoisw said...

The strips were found among Barks' archives:

On further thought, this doesn't seem to match the data we have. According to Becattini, Barks submitted 12 strips in 1939 and 2 in 1940. How do we know these are really Barks'?

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Of course we don't know 100% that they really are written by Barks.
But since they are vintage stats with Barks name written on them it should indicate that they are the 12 strips submitted by him. Maybe the year 1938 somehow was misremembered as 1939 at one point?
I'd say that these strips most likely are the ones he wrote. But that doesn't mean he didn't wrote more...