The four mysterious gags of Carl Barks
roudier.n at wanadoo.fr
Wed Jan 11 17:01:38 CET 2006
Hello from France !
I'm trying to collect and to make an exhaustive list of all stories and gags by Carl Barks.
I lead for months a serious study of many references, and my list is now quite completed.
But it still remains a mystery that I can resolve. There are 165 gags (1 page or less) known by Carl Barks, and only 4 gags doesn't have known creation date (the publication date is ok) :
Code Title Creation date Publication date CB Library
DD 71-05 Rainbow's End ????-??-?? 1960-05 II/3/570
US 25-07 Uncle Scrooge ????-??-?? 1959-03 IV/1/185
US 32-05 The Homey Touch ????-??-?? 1960-12 IV/2/416
US 32-07 Turnabout ????-??-?? 1960-12 IV/2/317
I want at least to have the possibility to replace these gags among the 161 others by creation date .
I read that these four gags could originally have been one of three unidentified /disappeared Uncle Scrooge gags submitted on October 1, 1958.
>From looking at the artwork,DD 71-05, US 25-07 and US 32-05 seems to be more typical for Barks' work of the late 1950's (i.e., 1958 or 1959), while US 32-07 seems to be a somewhat earlier work (stylistic and thematical resemblance to US 33-01 "Tree Trick").
So, DD 71-05 and US 32-05 may indeed be some of those unidentified gags from 1958-10-01, which is supported by the fact that the other known 1958-10-01 gag, US 27-05 "Crawls for Cash", is a half-pager, too. There are doubts about US 25-07 for which the publication date is just a bit too early.
But this is all just guesswork :
1. Is any one have new elements on these four gags.
2. Is someone have other ideas for replacing these gags among the others by creation date ? For US 32/6, who seems to be ealier, do you have an idea to place it among the others ?
3. Could someone indicate me a mean to reach the creation dates...
I have already contacted Michael Barrier, Geoffrey Blum, Gerd Syllwasschy (BarksBase) who gave me very interesting informations but not the answer... (Chase Craig would have been a good help but he's not with us anymore...)
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the DCML