About the United States and a word on art...

Fredrik Ekman d91fe at ide.ide.hk-r.se
Wed Apr 21 00:17:35 CEST 1993

Per wrote:
>one of "our" states must go to leave room for Calisota.  (Which one?)

To which Harry, the humourist, replied:
>I think he skipped Minnefornia.

Well, why don't any of you maniacs browse through all the Barks comics to
see which states are mentioned and which are not? Then you could go on
with all the other American-published Disney comics. That'd definitely
result in a smaller number of alternatives. ;)

And Harry again, about Egmont comics:
>Well, I have seen them copy some Dutch stories literally, only redrawn and
>D-coded (and the original Dutch art wasn't bad). If that's the way they
>produce more stories than the Dutch...

This is quite often the case with Gutenberghus/Egmont stories. They copy
stories both from their own production and from others. I don't quite know
why they do this, but I have two theories:

1: The authors must create yet another story and lack the imagination to
make one up for themselves.

2: The editors decide they like the story, but don't like the original art,
so they have it remade. Alternatively, it might be cheaper to have one of
their own artists doing it than to buy it from the foreign company. Pure
speculation. Does anybody know?

Another interesting thing: In most stories, especially from the 70's and
80's, it's extremely easy to identify the country of origin on the drawing
style alone. Especially for D-, S- and H-coded stories. I-coded stories,
on the other hand, are most easily identified by the fact that they don't
look like anything else! Why is this so?

  /Fredrik Ekman

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