Happy belated birthday, Donald Duck!
Yeah, okay, so I missed it. I must confess, I honestly wouldn't have known about it if not for a few people posting on facebook and a new comment on the last post. I WISH I had something ready, but...I don't. I've been very preoccupied lately, and it just wasn't happening. Of course, the Donald of "The Wise Little Hen" has precious little to do with the character as we know him; certainly less than the Mickey of "Plane Crazy" and "Steamboat Willy" does with his modern counterpart. BUT THAT'S NO EXCUSE, DAMMIT. Big congratulations to my favorite fictional character ever. I only wish there was a publisher in the states to officially commemorate the occasion. Just imagine: twenty years ago, Gladstone celebrated his sixtieth in spectacular fashion with a special issue which included both "The Secret of Mars" AND "The Duck Who Never Was." Now? Crickets. You're goddamn right those were the days.