Rich: More About Pete
H.W.Fluks at kpn.com
Thu Jan 18 11:56:32 CET 2001
> This whole discussion perhaps explains that the Italian
> writers and artists
> take story-to-story consistency much more seriously than the
> Americans (with
> a few exceptions like Barks, Gottfredson, and Rosa) ever did.
I think it's much simpler. It's in the name: the Italian name of Pete is
still "peg-leg", so they are constantly reminded of the fact that he has (or
used to have) a peg leg.
A similar thing happened to Scrooge: because of his name McDuck, even new
(American) writers knew about Scrooge's Scottish descent.
I *do* think that people like Scarpa put extra effort in making consistent
stories. But that doesn't necessarily go for other Italian writers.
> One Scarpa
> story reprinted by Gladstone picked up on that point; it had
> Mickey and Pete
> in such an intense swordfight that ALL their clothes were torn to
Yes, that is the Tapiocus story: we discussed it here a few days ago.
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