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Author Barks, Carl, 1901-2000.
Title Carl Barks Correspondence collection, 1963-1984.

 Stored Special Collections & Archives  CBC    IN LIBRARY
Description 0.42 linear ft.
Summary This collection of correspondence consists of over 70 letters written to Chase Craig and his colleagues at Western Printing and Lithography from the 1960s to the 1980s. They contain his story ideas, synopsis for Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck and Junior Woodchucks stories, and insights into his personal and financial life. The letters are arranged in chronological order. The dates of the undated letters have been determined by the publishing dates of the comic books discussed or other internal evidence that corresponds to biographical information. These dates are enclosed in brackets.
Note Carl Barks (1901-2000) began working as an artist for the Walt Disney Studio in November, 1935. By 1937, Bark was transferred to the story board department where he worked on animated cartoons. He left Disney in 1942 and moved to Hemet, California to start a chicken farm. He returned to Disney in 1943 and began drawing Disney stories for Western Printing and Lithography which produced the Dell and Gold Key comic books. He created Scrooge McDuck, the miserly uncle of Donald Duck, in 1947, Gladstone Gander in 1948, the Beagle Boys in 1951, and Gyro Gearloose, a self-portrait, in 1952. He retired in 1966 at age of 65. He began painting his characters in 1968 which were in great demand after 1976. This new income allowed him to purchase a home in Santa Barbara. Bark maintained an active career until his late nineties and spent his last years in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Bruce Craig; Gift; 2003.
Subject Barks, Carl, 1901-2000.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Duck, Donald (Fictitious character)
McDuck, Scrooge (Fictitious character)
Huey (Fictitious character : Disney)
Louie (Fictitious character : Disney)
Dewey (Fictitious character : Disney)
Related Names Craig, Chase.
Western Printing and Lithographing Company.
Walt Disney Productions.
OCLC number 56334561