DCML Digest Issue 5

Don Rosa donrosa at iglou.com
Sat Mar 6 06:21:33 CET 2004

> From: Thomas Pryds Lauritsen <thomas at duckburg.dk>
> Subject: Don Rosa: D 2003-081 (part 2, page 1) + How Green was my
> 	Lettuce (extra panels)
> Don:
> I have just received the second part of (the Danish translation of) D
> 2003-081 "A Letter from Home". I noticed that the first page is entirely
> made up of panels from part one (except one panel which is from later in
> part two), but instead of speech balloons, the panels have boxes with a
> recap of part one. Was this something intentially done by you, or did
> Egmont add this as an extra page?

I built that page myself out of copies reduced or enlarged, cut up and
arranged and pasted together, with newly drawn panel and caption borders...
and when it's all done, I think that it would be easier and faster to have
just redrawn the whole thing from scratch. But this is the new system that
I've mentioned that will prevent publishers from using the wrong art in the
one-part presentation of my stories.

> Also, I have a question about the two panels that you made for Barks' W
> US   51-01 "How Green was my Lettuce".
> I understand they were made for a reprint of the story where a missing,
> uriginally unpublished, 1 3/4 page of Barks' was found and printed.
> Originally there were two whole pages, but the last 1/4 was lost, so you
> recreated it... please correct me if I'm wrong.

So far, so good...

> What I would like to know is if these panels were made from CB's
> descriptions (if such exist) or if you thought them up yourself?

I wasn't given any clue as to what the missing panels had been, and I recall
thinking that my guess at what they might have been was not 100% logical,
but it was my best shot. I suspected that U$ had been reaching for a head of
lettuce and it had been sucked down outta sight -- but I didn't know why
that would have happened or why his reaction to that was so mild as seen in
the next existing panel. So I guessed that he figured he'd just fumbled the

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