Scarpa, Pete's leg

M.J. Prior M.J.Prior at
Sun Aug 17 14:19:03 CEST 2003

Daniel van Eijmeren to Francesco Spreafico:

> I want to emphasize that I've enjoyed your enthusiastic 
> account of Scarpa's work.

And I agree! It's very nice to have a discussion on 'new' 
creators whose work I still have to discover. And it's 
nice to get suggestions for good stories to start with. 
"The Flying Scot" has been printed in Holland in DD 
1998-35, so I'll try to get my hands on a copy.

Look! ><


> It's a Gottfredson-fact that Pete once went around 
> with a wooden-leg. 

This is, in fact, a Disney-fact from Pete's early cartoon 

> Pete had his peg leg until 1936 in the cartoons. In the 
> comics it lasted until 1941, when the story Mystery at 
> Hidden River explained how he had gotten an artifical leg > that looked real. Occasionally he resumed his peg leg in > later stories though, for example in The World of 
> Tomorrow (1944).

I found this information at: 

Michiel Prior.

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