Monday, June 30, 2014
Yeah yeah, insert appropriate meta-commentary about the pettiness of a post like this here. But it ANNOYS me, and I feel the need to share my irritation.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
The Horseradish Story
THE GREAT UNANSWERED QUESTION: How come this is the one Barks story that has never received a semi-official NAME in the US? This is a very strange bit of trivia. I suppose it was felt that there was a certain charm to just calling it "The Horseradish Story," but still. Of course, since we all call it that, there's no real reason we CAN'T think of it as the semi-official title, but YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. It does not position itself as a "title," just as a marker that refers to the story. Stupid things! Be less idiosyncratic!
Labels: Carl Barks
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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.