DCML Digest Issue 20

Don Rosa donrosa at iglou.com
Mon Aug 16 15:41:05 CEST 2004

> From: "Mats Rune Gullikstad" <marugu171 at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Rosa in picsou
> I discovered the beautiful Don Rosa-drawing on page 2, I
> wish I lived in France! For how many years has this
> "Don-Rosa-drawing-on-page-two"-thing been going on?

Gosh, I guess I've been doing them for over 5 years. I think I did about 30
or more of them, then lost contact with the editor when he took over
publishing LE JOURNAL DE MICKEY also and didn't have time to plan ahead on
pin-ups, and now he's back to only working on PICSOU again so we went back
to work. So... that's 5 or 6 years?

> I assume the drawings in the DR-calendar (2003) in
> scandinavia appeard in the Picsou-mag first?

They sure did, and if you're implying that the text that I wrote for that
calendar, as well as any texts for any of those annual Rosa Calendars, did
not prominently *state* that those pin-ups were originally done for France
(as well having my lavish praise for the French colorists), then some
translator/editor has been deleting those lines without my knowledge. I want
credit to go where it belongs! I don't want to take undeserved credit for
the excellent coloring work, and the calendar publishers should not take
credit for being responsible for the pin-ups. Aside from that, many of the
pin-ups need to be explained as to *why* they sometimes have odd themes, and
if my explanations of why I chose a certain idea to match the theme of the
PICSOU issue for which the pin-up was created, then that makes my judgment
look goofy, and that's a further reason the link to PICSOU should not be
deleted from my texts.
So, please tell me that you are asking that question without actually having
read the calendar texts, because if my references to PICSOU have been
removed, I want to know about it.

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