Matilda *is* Don's creation
M.J.Prior at student.rug.nl
Sun Feb 1 11:44:42 CET 2004
Anders Christian Sivebæk:
> Others will probably point this out, but just for the
> record, Matilda is not Don's creation.
> Her looks is, I think, as Barks has never drawn her or
> used her in a story, but he has used her
> on the two family trees he made.
Well, since Carl Barks only provided her name, and Don
designed her looks and provided her with a character, I'd
say Matilda actually *is* Don's creation.
Would you say that James Bond was *not* Ian Fleming's
creation, only because he borrowed the name from an
ornithologist friend of his?
> I made up absolutely NO characters in that Tree except
> those necessitated by already existing characters so that
> there's be no out-of-wedlock shenanigans.
> Making up characters for no reason would have violated my > entire purpose.
To illustrate Don's statement:
of all 43 characters in Don's tree
15 have been portrayed and named in Barks' stories
8 were only named in Barks' stories
6 have names taken from Barks' tree
3 have names taken from other sources
and only 10 characters were entirely made up by Don Rosa.
These 10 characters are: Cuthbert's parents and
[to link Cuthbert to Cornelius Coot], $crooge's parents
and grandparents, Whitewater's mother [to link Whitewater
to Eider Duck] and HDnL's father.
And the 43th character is Fethry.
More information about the DCML