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Carl Barks : Conversations - Donald Ault

Carl Barks

Conversations

By: Donald Ault (Editor)

Paperback

Published: 2nd November 2010
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Interviews with the Disney artist who created Scrooge McDuck and many well-loved comic books Disney artist Carl Barks (1901-2000) created one of Walt Disney's most famous characters, Scrooge McDuck. Barks also produced more than 500 comic book stories. His work is ranked among the most widely circulated, best-loved, and most influential of all comic book art. Although the images he created are known virtually everywhere, Barks was an isolated storyteller, living in the desert of California and preferring to labor without public fanfare during most of his career. He created work of such exceptional quality that he was accorded the greatest autonomy of any Disney artist. He is the only comic book artist ever to receive a Disney Legends award. The influence of Barks's work on such filmmakers as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and on such artists as Gottfried Helnwein has extended Barks's significance far beyond the boundaries of comics. After Barks's death at the age of ninety-nine, Roy Disney praised him for his "brilliant artistic vision." Carl Barks: Conversations is the only comprehensive collection of Barks's interviews. It ranges chronologically from the very first one (with Malcolm Willits, the fan who uncovered Barks's identity) to the artist's final conversations with Donald Ault in the summer of 2000. In between are interviews conducted by J. Michael Barrier, Edward Summer, Bruce Hamilton, and others. Several of these interviews are published here for the first time. Ault's friendship with Barks, ranging over a period of thirty years, provides an unusually intimate resource not only for standard q&a interviews but also for casual conversations in informal settings. Carl Barks: Conversations reveals previously unknown information about the life, times, and opinions of one of the master storytellers of the twentieth century. Donald Ault, a professor of English at the University of Florida, is the author of Narrative Unbound: Re-Visioning William Blake's The Four Zoas and Visionary Physics: Blake's Response to Newton. His work has been published in Studies in Romanticism, The Wordsworth Circle, Modern Philology, and The Comics Journal.

Introductionp. ix
Chronologyp. xxxv
The Duck Manp. 3
A Conversation with Carl Barksp. 19
Writing to Please Myself: An Interview with Carl Barksp. 26
Carl Barks, Telling It Like It Isp. 37
Carl Barks: On His Life and Careerp. 50
Carl Barks and His Ducksp. 69
Of Ducks and Men: Carl Barks Interviewedp. 80
An Interview with Carl Barks, Duckburg's True Founding Fatherp. 91
An Interview with Carl and Gare Barksp. 109
Views from Carl Barksp. 120
Fortune Favors the Bold: An Interview with Carl Barksp. 123
Interview with Carl Barks and Floyd Gottfredsonp. 132
Carl Barks Interviewp. 137
Conversation with Carl Barksp. 140
Reluctant Cult Hero: Carl Barksp. 155
Carl Barks Speaks with the Finnish Pressp. 161
When Donald Duck Turned 60p. 165
Carl Barks at Disneyland Parisp. 173
Carl Barks Remembers "A Perfect Life"p. 181
Carl Barks: On Floyd Gottfredsonp. 198
"Those Things That Came Along in the 20th Century and Became Obsolete": Carl Barks on the Past, Present, and Future of Comic Booksp. 205
Living the Stories: The Carl Barks Geniusp. 210
Ideas Flowing Like Waterfalls: Some Reflections from Carl Barks at 98p. 215
Carl Barks: Spools of Memoryp. 221
Notes on the Interviewersp. 227
Indexp. 233
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781578065011
ISBN-10: 1578065011
Series: Conversations with Comic Artists (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 2nd November 2010
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.66  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.46