10/28/17

Carl Barks biography



Carl Barks (1901-2000) Growing up on a farm in Oregon, Barks worked in various occupations before applying as an artist for Walt Disney's studio. Mostly self-taught, he had a stint in animation before co-producing (along with Jack Hannah) the first original Donald Duck comic story in Four Color Comics v2 #9. From there, he produced more full length stories featuring the character. This in turn led to regular assignments in Walt Disney Comics and Stories. Well known for his writing as his drawing, Barks took his characters to exotic locales and created fantastic scenarios. He expanded the Duck universe, creating Uncle Scrooge, Gyro Gearloose, Grandma Duck and other supporting characters. Above all, he was a skillful artist who used composition, sequencing, foreshortening, perspective, figure drawing and dynamic expressions to give shape and dimension to the "funny animal" genre. Always humorous and engaging, Barks' work also displayed the care and precision of a passionate draftsman. Read more on Wikipedia.

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