DCML digest #899

Don Rosa donrosa at iglou.com
Fri Apr 19 14:27:36 CEST 2002

From: jyri lehtinen <jyri_85 at yahoo.com>
>>>>Since I read the story one thing has been bugging me.
On page 2 panel 4 gyro reads helpers instructions and
a bridge is shown. Later when gyro's on the bridge it
doesn't look same. Is it the same, if not, why not.

Maybe there are two bridges in Duckburg?

From: Arne Voigtmann <ArneVoigtmann at gmx.de>
>>>>What I am really wondering about is that all the bubbles seem to have
been redrawn by somebody (between the version in the Barks' Library
and the one in the "DD Sonderheft"). Their sizes have been changed and
some of them have even moved to another corner of the panel.
But why would someone do that? Is there some mysterious reason behind

Hah -- it's been a long time since I remembered that.
I did that story for Holland, as with about 3 or 4 others. They did not want
me to put word balloons into the art... they added those themselves to the
photocopies I sent. So, whenever you see that story reprinted, you'll see
different balloons.
(For Egmont, I put blank word balloons into my stories, guessing at the
approximate shape they should be to hold my words.)

From: "Olaf Solstrand" <harryklein at hotmail.com>
>>>I don't know about you, but to me, this sounds like a funny gag to that
Hameln-magic-flute-player-tale, where the flute player (flutist?) uses his
magic flute to get all the rats out of Hameln, and when the town does not
pay him, he starts playing his flute to get the children out of Hameln

Well, obviously -- we all know what the Barks story is based on. The title
alone tells us that -- "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" / "The Pied Piper of
Duckburg". That's the only "Pied Piper" I know of... by george, that's the
only "pied" *anything* I know of! I'd need to check a dictionary just to see
what "pied" means! But what would be funny about Gyro simply doing what the
piper in the original tale did? Where's the twist in that? If I knew *one*
thing about what Barks' lost plot was, it was that it should not duplicate
the original story.

From: "Lunnan & Hjort" <brit.lunnan at chello.no>
>>>So we need to learn in other ways about the comics
convention (?) Don Rosa will visit in Italy next week.
Where, when, what kind of meeting?

On Apr. 24-28 I will be guest-of-honor at the Torino Comics Fair in Turin
(Torino), Italia. I've been to the Lucca and Rome (Expocartoon) Festivals in
Italy, but never this one... but from all indications it is a very
professionally organized affair in a nice convention center. I look forward
to being back in the homeland and seeing all my friends from past visits!

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