Don Rosa's arrogance + donald's childhood + lo$
harryklein at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 11 08:52:49 CEST 2001
I feel that this discussion is heading towards the wrong direction (no
matter how un-grammatical correct that was).
As I've written in my homepage (which I guess none of you have read, since
it's in Norwegian), every man or woman has to believe in what he or she
feels is correct.
It is impossible to believe in every story that is written. You must make up
your mind in lots of cases:
- Are the ducks immortal, or does all the stories find place in the fifties?
- If Carl Barks writes a story in 1956, does it mean that it happened in
1956?- Does Mickey and his pals exist?
- If so, does he live in the same town as Donald?
- And are they friends of Donald?
- Does Fethry exist?
- Where is Duckburg?
- Should I believe in Rosa's Life of Scrooge?
- Should I believe that the Money Bin Blueprints are the original blueprints
of the Money Bin?
- Was the Money bin built in 1902 or 50 years later?
ETCETERA ETCETERA ETCETERA!
You always have to concider a few of these things. But the most important is
that YOU SHOULD LOVE THE ART, NOT THE ARTIST! (When I use the word art here,
I actually mean the scripts, but that doesn't cling the same way) Carl Barks
IS the greatest artist ever - and it's right, we DO all owe Carl Barks a
lot. Duckburg would have been NOTHING without him! But that doesn't mean
that HE, and HE ALONE, is God. It's up to what we prefer to BELIEVE IN!
Don Rosa prefers, as myself, to believe in the 50's-theory. Many of Barks'
stories can be read with the 50's-theory. But when Carl Barks suddenly
writes a story like "Horsing around in history", I feel that I have no
reason to believe in it! There's faxes mentioned, hi-tec searching boats,
and I think I even saw a cellular phone! Carl Barks is the best - as long as
he lets his stories happen in the 1950s! Unfortunately did CB do this only
IN the 1950s...
Love the art, not the artist!!! Carl Barks has written tons of GREAT
stories, and I love them! But for his post-1960s-work: I haven't seen too
much of it, but if it contains ducks and situations that would be impossible
for the 1950s - I choose to ignore it. As I would have done if he made a
drawing of ducks and mice, a drawing of Fethry, a drawing where Scrooge and
Grandma are siblings...
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