Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Two cool images found in Picsou Magazine

First, a rather cool self-portrait of Giovan Battista Carpi with ducks and mice--and, perhaps of more interest to fans, a photograph of Carpi with Carl Barks hisself:

...so was Carpi unusually short, or was Barks unusually tall?  My knowledge regarding the relative heights of Disney artists is tragically limited.

Second, the bizarre image that Luciano Bottaro produced in response to the question that famously prompted Don Rosa to draw the ducks at Scrooge's grave:

Right, then!  As you were.

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Blogger Chris Barat said...


I never met Barks or saw him in person, but the impression I've gotten from pictures is that he was rather tall.

Re the Bottaro image: Shouldn't that be "what happened to Uncle ScroogeS?"


February 5, 2014 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger GeoX, one of the GeoX boys. said...

That was my initial impression as well, but then I realized I wasn't sure what if anything it was based on. C'mon, inducks! Heights of creators! List 'em! Get it together here!

February 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Pan Miluś said...

As for the Bottaro drawing :

Well! My mind is blown!

February 5, 2014 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Joe Torcivia said...

Carpi doesn’t draw himself as particularly tall – certainly in relation to the characters, and his feet don’t touch the floor. So, I’m certain Barks stands as tall as we all imagine he would, and Carpi is somewhat “under-tall” – but talented nonetheless.

February 5, 2014 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger F Willot said...

I've met both Barks (in 1994) and Carpi (in 1997). Carpi indeed was a quite little man whereas Barks was probably taller than men of his ages. I also have the impression that Americans are taller on average than south Europeans (not north Europeans).
And no we won't add that kind of info in Inducks.

February 6, 2014 at 6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be interesting for Inducks though to have these French publications (fully) indexed.

Here are the images:

February 6, 2014 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger GeoX, one of the GeoX boys. said...

So it would. They both appear in Picsou Magazine 360.

February 6, 2014 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger F Willot said...

Just ask.

February 9, 2014 at 8:40 AM  

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