Happy Birthday Carl Barks

27 Mar

The Cartoon Character Hall of Fame on facebook tells me that today would of been the 112th birthday of Disney legend Carl Barks.

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Check out that tie

Carl Barks was born on March 27, 1901. He was a cartoonist whose main claim to fame was creating Scrooge McDuck aka one of the best Disney characters ever.

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I just found my new favorite Disney pin

Barks first job at Disney Studies was an inbetweener in the 1930s, and he drew Donald Duck comics for over thirty years.  Now, I actually did not grow up reading Disney comics. But I did grow up on the TV show Duck Tales (Whoohoo!)    That show was based on Carl’s Uncle Scrooge comic series.

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If you never dreamed of having a money pit of your own money, and swimming it, then you’re lying.

So I thought it would be appropriate to acknowledge this Disney legend. I plan to listen to the Duck Tales theme a few times in his honor.

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And here is a piece of Carl’s work

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2 Responses to “Happy Birthday Carl Barks”

  1. The Animation Commendation March 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    Ah, swimming in coins….

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