If you were to ask just about any longtime comic book fans to name the five greatest comic creators of all time, it is a fair bet that the name Carl Barks would appear just as often as any of the other comic greats– if not more.
Even if you’ve never read any of his Disney Duck stories, you are certainly familiar with his name and his reputation.
Please plan to join us on Saturday Afternoon April 28th at 1:00pm as we sit down enjoy a beverage or three and examine the Great Duck Man’s work with Donald Duck Lost in the Andes— the first volume of Fantagraphics Carl Barks Library Series.
The book contains 4 classic full length adventures (20 pages each), 9 short stories (10 pages each) and 7 single page gag selections. The edition is annotated with an introduction and Story Notes from a number of Comic critics and Barks historians.
Topics will include:
- How Barks juggles adventure and comedy in his stories
- The character of Donald Duck– how do we read him and his ever-changing motivations
- Page layout– how Barks keeps the eye moving down the page and pauses just long enough for a chuckle before pushing the adventure forward.
- How these stories work in an all ages format without sacrificing storytelling and characterization.
- Are the stories timeless or do they reflect the era in which they were created 1948-49.
- And much, much more!
I promise this– you are in for a real treat. Donald Duck Lost in the Andes by Carl Barks is available from Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find for $24.99. As always, we are offering the Heroes Discussion Group 10% discount–just remember to mention it to the clerk when you check out.
See you on Saturday April 28th!