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Sunday, May 22, 2011


Number 951


Porky Of the Mounties


Carl Barks did so few non-Disney duck stories for Western Publishing during his long comic book career that all of them are worth noting. Such is the case of Porky Of the Mounties, a story Barks did in 1944 for Dell's one-shot issues series, Four Color Comics #48. 1944.

The story demonstrates that the artist, who also drew a Mickey Mouse one-shot ("The Riddle Of the Red Hat," Four Color #79), drew Barney Bear (an MGM property), as well as these renderings of Bugs, Petunia and Porky (Warner Bros), could draw more than ducks.
























2 comments:

Frank M. Young said...

Most of the character faces of Bugs and Porky were re-drawn by Los Angeles staff artists. You can see a glimpse of Barks' original drawings here and there. There's an image of Bugs trying to bite into a hard cracker that's all Barks.

You can see the paste-up marks on the characters' necks here and there. Poor Barks! He suffered some indignities via those California editors...

Jeff Overturf said...

Wow! Barks drew a great Bugs, maybe the best I've seen in the comics. To think, he could have been known as "The 'GOOD' Bunny Artist". I would have liked that.