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    Carl Barks
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Bio:
After a rather difficult coming-of-age in the Depression era, Barks landed a job with Walt Disney Studios in 1935--on the strength of a few test drawings. He was originally assigned to the script department, but after he sold a few ideas to the comic strip department, Disney himself ordered him put in the storyboard department. There he stayed, influencing the production of 35 now-classic short cartoons. He grew tired of the work by the early 40s, however, and thought he was leaving the business entirely in 1942 to raise chickens on the farm he and his second wife owned.

But ducks were his real future.

Having done a Donald Duck comic for Gold Key just prior to his departure from Disney Studios, he had, perhaps accidentally, embarked on a career that would dominate the rest of his life.

In mid-1943, he began regularly producing Donald Duck comic books. Along the way he would create an entire, intricately backgrounded world--now generally called the "Scrooge McDuck universe"--that would lay the foundation for the world's most successful comic playground. Worldwide, no one--not DC, not Marvel--has ever been able to project their vision of a particular fictional continuity to as many people as Carl Barks did with his vision of Duckburg, Calisota (the home of Donald and Uncle Scrooge).

Virtually every single notion about the Ducks--other than the simple "look" of Donald and Daisy Duck--at some point or another was addressed by Barks (or people dedicated to upholding his vision). He took characters that were little more than icons and turned them into a universe that was exciting. The reason that Duck Tales was the only really successful Disney Cartoon in modern broadcast syndication has everything to do with the fact that it tries to follow the basic structure that Barks gave to storytelling in Duckburg. Treat the Ducks like real people, with all that that entails: personalities, jobs, families, a home town, the works. Then send them off on adventures, and let them respond to what they encounter as their characters actually would, and there'll probably be something interesting to watch there. (Many serious students of Duck comic books--Donaldists, as they're called--would say the reason that Duck Tales is no longer on the air is that it never achieved the level of detail or clever irony that marked the Barks original.)

In any case, it would not be inappropriate to call Carl Barks "the Walt Disney of Walt Disney comics".

Date of Birth: March 27th, 1901
Birthplace: Merill, Oregon, USA
Date of death: August 24th, 2000



Favorite Creators:
Carl Barks is a favorite creator of 26 users
Notes:
Due to tight control by Disney, Barks was never able to sign any of his comic work. Most of his work went out without acknowledgement of any kind that he was writing and drawing it. However, following Walt Disney's death and Barks' retirement, he did receive public credit by the Walt Disney Company, and is now actively acknowledged by Company historians.




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Writer:
40 Jahre Micky Maus - Jubiläumsausgabe (1991)
50 Jahre Panzerknacker (2001)
Autumn Adventures (1990)
Best of Walt Disney Comics (1974)
Carl Barks - Die Biographie (1994)
The Carl Barks Big Book of "Barney Bear" (2011)
Carl Barks Collection (2005)
The Carl Barks Library of 1940's Donald Duck Christmas Giveaways in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Donald Duck Adventures in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Gyro Gearloose Comics and Fillers in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Uncle Scrooge Comics One Pagers in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories in Color (1992)
Carl Barks' Greatest DuckTales Stories (2006)
Dell Giant (1957)
Die Ducks - Eine Familienchronik (2010)
Die tollsten Geschichten mit Donald Duck Sonderheft (1965)
Disney Comics Album (1990)
Disney's Comics in 3-D (1992)
Disney's DuckTales (1988)
Don Rosa Collection (2011)
Donald Duck (1986)
Donald Duck (1993)
Donald Duck (2011)
Donald Duck - 50 Jahre und kein bisschen leise (1984)
Donald Duck [II] (2011)
Donald Duck Adventures (1990)
Donald Duck Comics Digest (1986)
Donald Duck Halloween Ashcan (2005)
Donald Duck: No Such Varmint (1979)
Ente süss-sauer (2003)
Entenhausen-Edition - Donald von Carl Barks (2010)
Four Color Comics (1942)
Gladstone Comic Album Special (1989)
Gladstone Comics Album (1988)
The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics (2010)
Hall of Fame (2004)
Heimliche Helden (2005)
Huey, Dewey, and Louie Junior Woodchucks (1966)
Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
Micky Maus (1951)
Micky Maus Comics (2011)
Micky Maus präsentiert (1991)
Micky Maus Spezial! (2012)
A Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Comics (1981)
Thanks, Carl! (2001)
Tom & Jerry (1991)
Tom & Jerry and Friends (1991)
The Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics (2009)
Uncle Scrooge (1962)
Uncle Scrooge (1980)
Uncle Scrooge (2003)
Uncle Scrooge (2009)
Uncle Scrooge Comics Digest (1986)
Uncle Scrooge Goes to Disneyland (1957)
Uncle Scrooge Goes to Disneyland (1985)
Uncle Scrooge, His Life and Times (1981)
Uncle Scrooge: The Mysterious Stone Ray & Cash Flow (2011)
Walt Disney Comics Digest (1968)
Walt Disney Treasures (2006)
Walt Disney's Best Comic Series (1978)
Walt Disney's Christmas Classics (2009)
Walt Disney's Christmas Parade (2003)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940)
Walt Disney's Comics Digest (1986)
Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey (1993)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (1952)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (1986)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (2011)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures (1987)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures - Free Comic Book Day (2003)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Friends (2003)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse (1995)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and the Golden Helmet (1978)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge (2005)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Family Comics (2012)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck in the Case of the Missing Mummy (2007)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Quack Up (2010)
Walt Disney's Gyro Gearloose - Free Comic Book Day (2008)
Walt Disney's Gyro Gearloose and the Disney Ducks (1979)
Walt Disney's Junior Woodchucks Limited Series (1991)
Walt Disney's Mickey and Donald (1988)
Walt Disney's Mickey and the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse (2005)
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Uncle Scrooge - Free Comic Book Day (2004)
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Classics: Mouse Tails (2010)
Walt Disney's Spring Fever (1991)
Walt Disney's Spring Fever (2007)
Walt Disney's Summer Fun (1959)
Walt Disney's The Barks/Rosa Collection (2007)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1953)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1986)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1990)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1993)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (2012)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge - Free Comic Book Day (2005)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Adventures (1987)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Adventures in Color (1996)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Classics (1979)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Halloween Ashcan (2007)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge The Golden Fleecing (1978)
Walt Disney's Vacation Parade (2004)
Walt Disney's Valentine's Classics (2010)
Walt-Disney-Großband (1974)

Penciller:
40 Jahre Micky Maus - Jubiläumsausgabe (1991)
50 Jahre Panzerknacker (2001)
Autumn Adventures (1990)
Best of Walt Disney Comics (1974)
Bugs Bunny and Friends (1998)
Carl Barks - Die Biographie (1994)
The Carl Barks Big Book of "Barney Bear" (2011)
Carl Barks Collection (2005)
The Carl Barks Library of 1940's Donald Duck Christmas Giveaways in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Donald Duck Adventures in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Gyro Gearloose Comics and Fillers in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Uncle Scrooge Comics One Pagers in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories in Color (1992)
Carl Barks' Greatest DuckTales Stories (2006)
Comic Art (2002)
Comics Buyer's Guide Presents The Greatest Comic Book Covers of AllTime! (2012)
Dell Giant (1957)
Die Ducks - Eine Familienchronik (2010)
Die tollsten Geschichten mit Donald Duck Sonderheft (1965)
Disney Comics Album (1990)
Disney's Comics in 3-D (1992)
Disney's DuckTales (1988)
Donald Duck (1986)
Donald Duck (1993)
Donald Duck (2011)
Donald Duck - 50 Jahre und kein bisschen leise (1984)
Donald Duck [II] (2011)
Donald Duck Adventures (1990)
Donald Duck Comics Digest (1986)
Donald Duck Halloween Ashcan (2005)
Donald Duck: No Such Varmint (1979)
Entenhausen-Edition - Donald von Carl Barks (2010)
Four Color Comics (1942)
Gladstone Comic Album Special (1989)
Gladstone Comics Album (1988)
The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics (2010)
Heimliche Helden (2005)
Huey, Dewey, and Louie Junior Woodchucks (1966)
Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
Micky Maus (1951)
Micky Maus Comics (2011)
Micky Maus präsentiert (1991)
Micky Maus Spezial! (2012)
Reiseführer Entenhausen (2010)
A Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Comics (1981)
Thanks, Carl! (2001)
Tom & Jerry (1991)
Tom & Jerry and Friends (1991)
The Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics (2009)
Uncle Scrooge (1962)
Uncle Scrooge (1980)
Uncle Scrooge (2003)
Uncle Scrooge (2009)
Uncle Scrooge Comics Digest (1986)
Uncle Scrooge Goes to Disneyland (1957)
Uncle Scrooge Goes to Disneyland (1985)
Uncle Scrooge, His Life and Times (1981)
Uncle Scrooge: The Mysterious Stone Ray & Cash Flow (2011)
Walt Disney Comics Digest (1968)
Walt Disney Treasures (2006)
Walt Disney's Best Comic Series (1978)
Walt Disney's Christmas Classics (2009)
Walt Disney's Christmas Parade (2003)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940)
Walt Disney's Comics Digest (1986)
Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey (1993)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (1952)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (1986)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (2011)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures (1987)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures - Free Comic Book Day (2003)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Friends (2003)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and the Golden Helmet (1978)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge (2005)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Family Comics (2012)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck in the Case of the Missing Mummy (2007)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Quack Up (2010)
Walt Disney's Gyro Gearloose - Free Comic Book Day (2008)
Walt Disney's Gyro Gearloose and the Disney Ducks (1979)
Walt Disney's Junior Woodchucks Limited Series (1991)
Walt Disney's Mickey and Donald (1988)
Walt Disney's Mickey and the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse (2005)
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Uncle Scrooge - Free Comic Book Day (2004)
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Classics: Mouse Tails (2010)
Walt Disney's Spring Fever (1991)
Walt Disney's Spring Fever (2007)
Walt Disney's Summer Fun (1959)
Walt Disney's The Barks/Rosa Collection (2007)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1953)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1986)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1990)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1993)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (2012)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge - Free Comic Book Day (2005)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Adventures (1987)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Adventures in Color (1996)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Classics (1979)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Halloween Ashcan (2007)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge The Golden Fleecing (1978)
Walt Disney's Vacation Parade (2004)
Walt Disney's Valentine's Classics (2010)
Walt-Disney-Großband (1974)

Inker:
50 Jahre Panzerknacker (2001)
Autumn Adventures (1990)
Best of Walt Disney Comics (1974)
Bugs Bunny and Friends (1998)
Carl Barks - Die Biographie (1994)
The Carl Barks Big Book of "Barney Bear" (2011)
Carl Barks Collection (2005)
The Carl Barks Library of 1940's Donald Duck Christmas Giveaways in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Donald Duck Adventures in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Gyro Gearloose Comics and Fillers in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Uncle Scrooge Comics One Pagers in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories in Color (1992)
Dell Giant (1957)
Die Ducks - Eine Familienchronik (2010)
Die tollsten Geschichten mit Donald Duck Sonderheft (1965)
Disney Comics Album (1990)
Disney's Comics in 3-D (1992)
Disney's DuckTales (1988)
Donald Duck (1986)
Donald Duck (1993)
Donald Duck (2011)
Donald Duck - 50 Jahre und kein bisschen leise (1984)
Donald Duck [II] (2011)
Donald Duck Adventures (1990)
Donald Duck Halloween Ashcan (2005)
Donald Duck: No Such Varmint (1979)
Entenhausen-Edition - Donald von Carl Barks (2010)
Four Color Comics (1942)
Gladstone Comic Album Special (1989)
Gladstone Comics Album (1988)
The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics (2010)
Heimliche Helden (2005)
Huey, Dewey, and Louie Junior Woodchucks (1966)
Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
Micky Maus (1951)
Micky Maus Comics (2011)
Micky Maus Spezial! (2012)
Thanks, Carl! (2001)
Tom & Jerry and Friends (1991)
Uncle Scrooge (1962)
Uncle Scrooge (1980)
Uncle Scrooge (2003)
Uncle Scrooge (2009)
Uncle Scrooge Goes to Disneyland (1957)
Uncle Scrooge Goes to Disneyland (1985)
Uncle Scrooge, His Life and Times (1981)
Uncle Scrooge: The Mysterious Stone Ray & Cash Flow (2011)
Walt Disney Comics Digest (1968)
Walt Disney's Best Comic Series (1978)
Walt Disney's Christmas Classics (2009)
Walt Disney's Christmas Parade (2003)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940)
Walt Disney's Comics Digest (1986)
Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey (1993)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (1952)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (1986)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (2011)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures (1987)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures - Free Comic Book Day (2003)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Friends (2003)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and the Golden Helmet (1978)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge (2005)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Family Comics (2012)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Quack Up (2010)
Walt Disney's Gyro Gearloose - Free Comic Book Day (2008)
Walt Disney's Gyro Gearloose and the Disney Ducks (1979)
Walt Disney's Junior Woodchucks Limited Series (1991)
Walt Disney's Mickey and Donald (1988)
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Uncle Scrooge - Free Comic Book Day (2004)
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Classics: Mouse Tails (2010)
Walt Disney's Spring Fever (1991)
Walt Disney's Summer Fun (1959)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1953)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1986)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1990)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1993)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (2012)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge - Free Comic Book Day (2005)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Adventures (1987)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Adventures in Color (1996)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Classics (1979)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Halloween Ashcan (2007)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge The Golden Fleecing (1978)
Walt Disney's Vacation Parade (2004)
Walt Disney's Valentine's Classics (2010)
Walt-Disney-Großband (1974)

Colorist:

Letterer:
Best of Walt Disney Comics (1974)
Bugs Bunny and Friends (1998)
The Carl Barks Big Book of "Barney Bear" (2011)
Carl Barks Collection (2005)
Disney Comics Album (1990)
Disney's Comics in 3-D (1992)
Donald Duck (1986)
Donald Duck (1993)
Donald Duck Adventures (1990)
Donald Duck: No Such Varmint (1979)
Four Color Comics (1942)
Gladstone Comics Album (1988)
The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics (2010)
Uncle Scrooge (2009)
Uncle Scrooge, His Life and Times (1981)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (1952)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (2011)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures (1987)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Friends (2003)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and the Golden Helmet (1978)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Family Comics (2012)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Quack Up (2010)
Walt Disney's Mickey and Donald (1988)
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Classics: Mouse Tails (2010)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1953)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1986)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1990)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1993)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Adventures (1987)
Walt Disney's Valentine's Classics (2010)

Cover Artist:
50 Jahre Panzerknacker (2001)
American Comic Book Chronicles (2012)
Best of Walt Disney Comics (1974)
Carl Barks - Die Biographie (1994)
Carl Barks Collection (2005)
The Carl Barks Library of 1940's Donald Duck Christmas Giveaways in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Donald Duck Adventures in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Gyro Gearloose Comics and Fillers in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Uncle Scrooge Comics One Pagers in Color (1992)
The Carl Barks Library of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories in Color (1992)
Comic Book Marketplace (1991)
Comic Speedline (1991)
The Comics Journal (1977)
Die Ducks - Eine Familienchronik (2010)
Die tollsten Geschichten mit Donald Duck Sonderheft (1965)
Donald Duck (1993)
Donald Duck (2011)
Donald Duck Comics Digest (1986)
Entenhausen-Edition - Donald von Carl Barks (2010)
Four Color Comics (1942)
Gladstone Comic Album Special (1989)
Gladstone Comics Album (1988)
Gyro Gearloose (1962)
Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
Micky Maus (1951)
The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (1970)
Reiseführer Entenhausen (2010)
Uncle Scrooge (1962)
Uncle Scrooge (1980)
Uncle Scrooge (2003)
Uncle Scrooge (2009)
Uncle Scrooge Comics Digest (1986)
Uncle Scrooge, His Life and Times (1981)
Walt Disney's Christmas Parade (1963)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (1952)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (1986)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck (2011)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck - Free Comic Book Day (2006)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures (1987)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures - Free Comic Book Day (2003)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Friends (2003)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge (2005)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Family Comics (2012)
Walt Disney's Gyro Gearloose - Free Comic Book Day (2008)
Walt Disney's Gyro Gearloose and the Disney Ducks (1979)
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Uncle Scrooge - Free Comic Book Day (2004)
Walt Disney's The Barks/Rosa Collection (2007)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1953)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1986)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1993)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (2012)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge - Free Comic Book Day (2005)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Adventures (1987)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Adventures in Color (1996)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Classics (1979)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Halloween Ashcan (2007)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge The Golden Fleecing (1978)
Walt-Disney-Großband (1974)
Wieselflink (1993)



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