Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Barks Tribute Cover Mock-Ups

Now, enjoy these, from the same magazine from which I got "From Egg to Duck."




The text in the first image says "in 2001, illustration big-shot Mezzo celebrated Carl Barks' centennial with a series of fake comic book covers depicting Donald and the other characters who have made Duckburg so great." Google has not been helpful to me in figuring out who or what this "Mezzo" is, but I badly want to own prints of a few of these--specifically, Magica in the lower left, and Gyro (though I wouldn't be picky). The one with the Beagle Boys is the stuff of nightmares. Seriously, they are fucking burying Scrooge alive while Donald obliviously sleeps on. Jeez!

7 Comments:

Blogger Francoisw said...

Hi again,

Mezzo is the pseudo of Pascal Mesenburg and worked a lot with Michel Pirus.

BTW I don't think these comics ever existed. They were illustrations published as fake covers in various issues of Picsou Magazine.

February 9, 2011 at 3:49 AM  
Blogger Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

Thanks for that. And I understand that they're not real covers. I just thought they were cool.

February 9, 2011 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Chris Barat said...

Geo,

This reminds me -- a bit -- of the Golden Age DC and Marvel cover parodies that Don Rosa brings with him to conventions to sign for folks. These efforts are a touch weirder, though. Are those ZOMBIE Beagle Boys? And what the heck happened to the pumpkin-Nephew's BODY in the Halloween scene?

Chris

February 9, 2011 at 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Ryan Wynns said...

Exquisite stuff! They remind me of a collection that I once saw of distinctly-stylized South American posters advertising well-known U.S. movies. It was like they were for Bizarro World versions.

By the way, I love your fluent, choice cursing while writing (as a FAN, no less!) about Disney comics.

Ryan

February 10, 2011 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

Hey, I gotta be me! Actually, when I started this blog, I was feeling an acute sense of isolation as a duck fan--I didn't really expect anyone to actually read my blather. When I actually accrued a modest readership, I did start to feel a little self-conscious about some of the language and occasional political content--but hey, people started reading it in spite (or because?) of these things, and I feel as though engaging in self-censorship for fear of causing offense would make it generally less interesting.

February 10, 2011 at 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Ryan Wynns said...

Glad you nixed the second-guessing, and embraced your "true voice"!

Ryan

February 11, 2011 at 7:12 AM  
Anonymous Arnaud said...

There's many of this drawings in this book : http://www.editionsmosquito.com/ouvrage.php?id=56 and a few in this one too : http://www.editionsmosquito.com/ouvrage.php?id=85
I'm sure you'll be pleased, Mezzo is a great artist.
This website shows some of this drawings : http://picsouman.free.fr/mezzo/delires.htm
There used to be some prints but very few. Quite complicated about the rights because it's about Disney characters

July 17, 2011 at 6:38 AM  

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