Saturday, March 15, 2014

Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #300 - Carl Barks art


Walt Disney's Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #300, 1950 - After losing Daisy's heirloom brooch, Donald tracks the item to a traveling circus. Getting a job as a clown, he discovers the pin in the hands of a quick change artist. Carl Barks opens the tale with a splendid panel of Donald and the boys fishing as the circus arrives (see interior page below). From there, the artwork gets even better as chase ensues inside the big top. Layouts and panels become more dynamic and unconventional (pages 10-14). Interestingly, all the supporting characters are humans rather than the usual personification of animals. This story was later reprinted in Donald Duck #261. This is number 17 of 43 Donald Duck issues with Barks art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Barks or Donald Duck issues. See also this blog's Carl Barks checklist.
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"Big Top Bedlam" Barks story pencils and inks 28 pages = ****
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Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #300 - Carl Barks 1940s comic book page art
Carl Barks

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More Barks posts:
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Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #223 - Carl Barks 1940s comic book cover art
Donald Duck fc #223

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