Carl Barks

Cartoonist, Comic Book Creator

1901 – 2000

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Who was Carl Barks?

Carl Barks was an American cartoonist, best known for his comics about Donald Duck and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck. He worked anonymously until late in his career; fans dubbed him The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. In 1987, Barks was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

Barks worked for the Disney Studio and Western Publishing where he created Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as Scrooge McDuck, Gladstone Gander, the Small Explorers, the Beagle Boys, The Junior Woodchucks, Gyro Gearloose, Cornelius Coot, Flintheart Glomgold, John D. Rockerduck and Magica De Spell. Cartoonist Will Eisner called him "the Hans Christian Andersen of comic books."

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Born
Mar 27, 1901
Merrill
Also known as
  • the good artist
  • the Good Duck Artist
  • the duck man
  • the comic book king
  • Disney legend
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Grants Pass
  • Merrill
Died
Aug 25, 2000
Grants Pass

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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