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Carl Barks


Prolific cartoonist best for creating Scrooge McDuck and his hysterical comics on the subject of Donald Duck. In 1973, he received The Academy of Comic Publication Arts Hall of Popularity Award. He worked well exhaustively like a farmer, a mule drivers, a cowboy, along with a printing device before buying computer animation. In 1991, he also received the exclusive Disney Legends Honor for his function and efforts to Cartooning. He previously one sibling, Carl, whom he was near while moving all around the Northwest we were young. He wedded and divorced 3 x and experienced three kids. A check out of his Scrooge McDuck was the 1st image ever demonstrated with an Apple pc, developed by co-founder Steven Careers.

Quick Facts

Full Name Carl Barks
Date Of Birth March 27, 1901
Died August 25, 2000, Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
Place Of Birth Merrill, OR
Profession Cartoonist
Nationality American
Spouse Margaret Wynnfred Williams, Clara Balken, Pearl Turner
Children Peggy Barks, Dorothy Barks
Parents Arminta Johnson, William Barks
Siblings Clyde Barks
Awards Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame
Movies Donald's Nephews, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Mr. Duck Steps Out, Modern Inventions, Donald's Better Self, The Old Army Game, Donald's Ostrich, Trombone Trouble, Old MacDonald Duck, Donald's Vacation, Bone Trouble, Donald's Tire Trouble, Self Control, Donald Gets Drafted, Donald's Cousin Gus, Truant Officer Donald, The Vanishing Private, Good Scouts, Donald's Golf Game, Sky Trooper, Sea Scouts, Donald's Snow Fight, Timber, Home Defense, Commando Duck, Bellboy Donald, Donald's Lucky Day, Early to Bed, Beach Picnic, Donald's Penguin, Window Cleaners, The Hockey Champ, Donald's Gold Mine
TV Shows DuckTales
Star Sign Aries

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1In 1999, Comic's Journal published a list of top 100 comics in the 20th century. Carl's Donald Duck stories ranked #7 on the list. His Uncle Scrooge stories ranked #20.
2Has been named "Disney legend" in 1991 (October 22) and so put his name and hand prints on the sidewalk around the theater of Disney Studios (California).
3Two daughters, Dorothy and Peggy.
4Named a "Disney Legend"
5Most famous for his numerous humorous adventure comic books featuring Donald Duck and his relations, most notably his own creation, Uncle Scrooge McDuck.



DuckTales: Remastered2013Video Game characters
è solo questione di punti di vista2012inspired by the works of
DuckTalesTV Series story - 2 episodes, 1987 story "The Unsafe Safe" - 1 episode, 1989 story "Tralla La" - 1 episode, 1989 story "The Status Seeker" - 1 episode, 1987 story "The Golden Fleecing" - 1 episode, 1987 story "The Lemming With The Locket" - 1 episode, 1987 story "Land Beneath the Ground!" - 1 episode, 1987 teleplay - 1 episode, 1987 story "The Giant Robot Robbers" - 1 episode, 1987
DuckTales: The Treasure of the Golden Suns1987TV Movie characters - uncredited
An Officer and a Duck1985segment "'Donald Gets Drafted'"
Donald Duck and his Companions1960
Donald Duck and the Gorilla1944Short story - uncredited
Trombone Trouble1944Short uncredited
Home Defense1943Short
The Old Army Game1943Short
Donald's Tire Trouble1943Short writer
The Spirit of '431943Short documentary story
Bellboy Donald1942Short
Sky Trooper1942Short
The Vanishing Private1942Short
Donald's Gold Mine1942Short
The Army Mascot1942Short uncredited
Donald Gets Drafted1942Short uncredited
Donald's Snow Fight1942Short story - uncredited
The Village Smithy1942Short story - uncredited
Chef Donald1941Short story - uncredited
Old MacDonald Duck1941Short uncredited
Truant Officer Donald1941Short
Early to Bed1941Short
Golden Eggs1941Short uncredited
Timber1941Short uncredited
Fire Chief1940Short story - uncredited
Window Cleaners1940Short uncredited
Donald's Vacation1940Short uncredited
Put-Put Troubles1940Short story - uncredited
Bone Trouble1940Short
Mr. Duck Steps Out1940Short story - uncredited
Donald's Penguin1939Short writer
Sea Scouts1939Short story - uncredited
Beach Picnic1939Short writer
Donald's Cousin Gus1939Short writer - uncredited
The Hockey Champ1939Short writer - uncredited
Donald's Lucky Day1939Short story - uncredited
Donald's Golf Game1938Short writer - uncredited
Good Scouts1938Short writer
Donald's Nephews1938Short writer
Donald's Better Self1938Short uncredited
Self Control1938Short uncredited
Donald's Ostrich1937Short uncredited
Modern Inventions1937Short

Animation Department

Animation Department

Thru the Mirror1936Short animator - uncredited



Bird of Steel!2016special thanks filming
ABCs of Superheroes2015Jens thanks
Knight of the Living Dead2005Video special thanks

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Walt Disney e l'Italia - Una storia d'amore2014DocumentaryHimself
Troldspejlet1996-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Writer / Artist
Temalørdag: Walt Disney 100 år2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Temalørdag: Tegneserier1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (segment "Anders And før og nu")

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1"I want to thank the Disney Studio. Not for myself, but for all those comic book fans -- the kids who used to buy my comic books for a dime and are now selling them for $2,000." (Disney Legend trophy acceptance speech, October 22, 1991)
2Writing stories is a lot like writing poetry. It all has to be set to a certain tempo. Everything has to be in its right place at the right time.
3I visualized stories in plot sequences.
4I was a fizzle as a cowboy, a logger, a printing press feeder, a steelworker, a carpenter, an animator, a chicken grower, and a barfly. Perhaps that all helped in writing my stories of the ineptitudes of poor old Donald.
5If you were a prima donna down at the Disney studio, if you went in thinking you were a genius and then you had to work with a bunch of geniuses, why you soon got the ego knocked out of you.
6I polished and polished on the scripts and drawings until I had done the best I could in the time available.
7Errors and boo-boos bother me years after I've forgotten every other feature of a story.
8It wasn't genius or even unusual talent that made the stories good, it was patience and a large waste-basket.
9Some of the main people who influenced my drawing style were Winsor McCay, Opper [Frederick Opper], and Hal Foster. Roy Crane, who drew 'Buzz Sawyer', also had a direct, simple style.
10"My age is 80 and I don't look a day over 79 1/2." (1981)
11I finally decided to do a watercolor to show that I'm really a hairy-chinned rebel at heart.
12I've always looked at the ducks as caricatures of human beings.
13One of the greatest difficulties in handling characters is in figuring out how each character is going to react to a certain situation. In that respect, Uncle Scrooge is fairly easy to keep in line. He will always choose the cheapest way to meet an emergency.
14Donald [Duck] is my favorite character, because he's like all my friends, my neighbors, myself, he's just Mister Everyman.
15I have no cartoonists in my ancestral tree whatsoever, no artists that I know of, no writers that I know of. I was just sort of a mutant that came along.
16Recognition is fine if the rewards are high enough to repay me for loss of privacy and freedom of expression.

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