Category: carl barks

dwelling-on-ducks:

dwelling-on-ducks:

Carl Barks constructed some of the greatest splash panels in comic book history. He was easily Jack Kirby’s equal. This panel from “Omelet” in Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #146 is one of his greatest…

Carl Barks constructed some of the greatest sp…

Carl Barks constructed some of the greatest splash panels in comic book history. He was easily Jack Kirby’s equal. This panel from “Omelet” in Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #146 is one of his greatest…

Carl Barks constructed some of the greatest sp…

Carl Barks constructed some of the greatest splash panels in comic book history. He was easily Jack Kirby’s equal. This panel from “Omelet” in Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #146 is one of his greatest…

calisotadreamin: From The Magic Hourglass by C…

calisotadreamin:

From The Magic Hourglass by Carl Barks

adventurelandia:

adventurelandia:

1980s Donald Duck cel signed by Bill Justice and Carl Barks

adventurelandia:

adventurelandia:

Sheriff of Bullet Valley by Carl Barks

We’re getting iced with an Arctic Blast …

We’re getting iced with an Arctic Blast of chilliness in my neck of the woods! Hope you’re staying warm wherever you happen to be. At the very least, “Blizzard Tonight,” a painting by Carl Barks, should warm your hearts, if not your feet and hands…

Tonight, I was practically overcome with glee …

Tonight, I was practically overcome with glee to tell my wife about the deals I got at Subway (coupon for a free six-inch sub…with the purchase of a drink!) and Walmart (discounts of the 75 percent off variety!). This tells me three things, which I’ll count out in letters and corresponding pictures: a.) I’m becoming an old man; b.) my life is inexorably average, ordinary, and boring; and c.) a lifetime of reading Uncle Scrooge comics has rubbed off on me, but not in ways that translate into a binful of money…

talesfromweirdland:

talesfromweirdland:

Disputed Claim (1976), by Carl Barks. Featuring Glittering Goldie and her pet bear.

Before you bid adieu to the Christmas season (…

Before you bid adieu to the Christmas season (which I won’t be bidding adieu to for another week or so), here is one of Carl Barks’ greatest yarns, “A Christmas for Shacktown,” from Four Color #367 (January 1952).

If I were a Disney animation executive, I’d have this story lifted wholesale from the printed page, without changing a word, and scheduled to air as a primetime animated Christmas special in December 2018.

Now, that would be a Christmas miracle…

Sidenote: Notice how Scrooge utters variations of the phrase “only a poor old man” at different intervals in the story. Obviously, it was kicking around in the Good Duck Artist’s head, probably because “Only a Poor Old Man,” a.k.a. Uncle Scrooge #1, was mere months away from being published in Four Color #386 (March 1952).