Five drawings from the mid-20th century by Carl Barks, famed Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comic book artist, have been recently brought to the public’s attention to the delight of the artists fans.
“A trove of five Barks originals is self-recommending in interest,” Barrier replied in part, calling my message “wonderful.”
In writing a while back about the beloved Disney comic book artist Carl Barks, I mentioned that Barks drew a few editorial cartoons for a former Hemet neighbor who had relocated to Rancho Palos Verdes and was fighting with City Hall over a helipad he wanted to build.
This prompted a message from reader Doug Evans.
Wrote Doug: “Hokey smoke, I have some of those Carl Barks helicopter cartoons you mention in today’s column!”
The article has photos of three of the drawings (part of one shown above).
To refresh your memory, from 1942 to 1966 Barks wrote and drew comic book stories featuring Donald Duck, his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Donald’s Uncle Scrooge — a character Barks created — that were read by millions of children.