Tuesday 27 March 2012

Carl Barks and the Seven Dwarfs

Since Carl Barks was born on this day in 1901 here's an odd piece from his days at the Disney studio. Four storyboard drawings for what seems to be the abandoned bed sequence in Snow White. (I'd guess these were drawn in late 1936 or early 1937.)

Monday 26 March 2012

The Phantom Survey

Are you a fan of the Phantom?
If so you should check out Kevin Patrick's Phantom site and take the survey:
"The History of The Phantom Comic Book in Australia, India and Sweden’ is a three-year research project (2011-2013) being undertaken by Kevin Patrick, a PhD candidate at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). It will combine archival investigation, along with field research interviews and an international online audience survey, to provide a holistic account of the creation of an American comic-strip/comic-book franchise (The Phantom), and the various political, cultural and economic factors that have influenced its popualrity in its most important international markets – Australia, India and Sweden."

Thursday 22 March 2012

High C! Imagine that!

How about a Carl Barks painting from 1967?
Titled "High C! Imagine that!" and numbered #25-67.

Maybe not one of his best... But still.
Nice to see something "new" by an artist you admire.
You might want to compare it to the painting
that followed:  #26-67 "Spring in Samarkand",
and #23-67 "What a Nerve!".

More on these portraits can be found here: http://www.cbarks.dk/thefirstportraits.htm

Artist identification. Help needed.

Update: The artist is Cecil Surry. Se the comments for more info. Thanks, Alberto!

A quick question.
We're about to reprint this Tom & Jerry story from T&J #69 soon.
And we'd like to give the artist credit for his work.
Anyone (Alberto?) who knows who did the artwork for this "Adventures of Tom" story?


Sunday 11 March 2012


A sketch by Hedvig, that she left behind in my apartment today.
Asked if I could post it and she said OK. 

For more of her stuff; just click HERE.

Friday 9 March 2012

Rare Michanek

Taking a break from work for some digging through my files, I found some promotional items drawn by Bo Michanek. I know there are fans of his artwork out there, so I hope you'll like these. Most of them are pretty rare. Seen 'em before?

Stat of a pencil sketch.

Sunday 4 March 2012

The Westerner #194, 1966 part VI

Here are pages 24 to 28 from The Westerner #194:
"Hitch Your Wagon To A Star – Famous Names Help to Sparkle Whitman Products"

The rest of #194 will follow...

Saturday 3 March 2012

Mirror, mirror, tell me true

Seen this watercolor by Barks before?
Sold at auction in oct 2007.
Titled "Mirror, mirror, tell me true".
Anyone with more info on this?
Which year was it made?
Was it made for any specific occasion/person?

Thursday 1 March 2012

The Carl Barks Paintings

I was recently asked to do a review of the new book on Barks oil paintings.
Well, you know what they say about images vs words.
Here's a set of thumbs that will give you an idea about the book.
Even if you got the Another Rainbow book this is a must have for every Barks fan.
Editor Geoffrey Blum did a fantastic job assembling paintings and rare material!
And it's thick as a brick: 416 pages!
ISBN: 9789174056969