(February-April 1962)

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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1961-11-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell [stamp]
Editing:
Alice Nielson Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig and/or Del Connell (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Walt Disney's GRANDMA DUCK'S FARM FRIENDS, No. 1279." Code number is G.D.F.F. O.S. #1279-622. Copyright 1961 by Walt Disney Productions. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


[Grandma Duck with Trumpet] (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck's Farm Friends / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Pete Alvarado
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck
Reprints:
Keywords:
barns; bugles; farms; horses; roosters; sunrise

Chore Charades (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils:
Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout); Tony Strobl (pencils)
Inks:
Steve Steere
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Gus Goose; Daisy Duck

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. A matching game with character preforming farm chores.

Rural Mural (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck's Farm Friends / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Gregory
Pencils:
Bob Gregory
Inks:
Steve Steere
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck; Daisy Duck; Gus Goose
Synopsis:
Daisy takes Grandma Duck to the city, where she sees an art exhibit by Grandma Jones and a mural painted on a wall. Returning to the farm, Grandma paints a mural on the side of her barn and attracts the attention of art critics.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Grandma Jones" is a parody of Grandma Moses [Anna Mary Robertson Moses] (1860-1961) who was a popular American folk artist in the 1950s.

Grandma's Chore Chase (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils:
Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout); Tony Strobl (pencils)
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck

Indexer Notes

A game using buttons to advance on a path from the barn to Grandma's house.

Timely Tip (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck's Farm Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
Steve Steere
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck; Ludwig Von Drake
Synopsis:
Ludwig Von Drake come to visit Grandma and tries to make her daily routine more efficient by using time and motion studies.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Backyard Bungle (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils:
Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout); Tony Strobl (pencils)
Inks:
Steve Steere
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck; Gus Goose; Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Daisy Duck; Huey

Indexer Notes

A find the mistake game to match the right tool to the job each character is doing.

Caterpilly Dilly (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils:
Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout); Tony Strobl (pencils)
Inks:
Steve Steere
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Directions for making a caterpillar out of a cardboard egg carton.

The Big Barn Boo Boo (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck's Farm Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
John Liggera
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck; Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis:
Scrooge tries to hide his money by storing it in Grandma's barn, but the plan backfires.
Reprints:

Grandma's Pea Picking Contest (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
Steve Steere
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie

Indexer Notes

Directions for a game involving tossing dried peas into various shaped boxes.

The Spoiled Spells (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck's Farm Friends / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
John Liggera
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck; Gus Goose; Big Bad Wolf; Gypsy Jeannie
Synopsis:
Gypsy Jeannie tries to use her magic violin to help Grandma, but finds that Grandma is a hard person to help.
Reprints:

Farm Foliage (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils:
Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout); Tony Strobl (pencils)
Inks:
Steve Steere
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Huey; Dewey; Louie

Indexer Notes

Directions for making rubbings of leaves using paper and crayons.

Grandma's Budget Bundles (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils:
Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout); Tony Strobl (pencils)
Inks:
Steve Steere
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. A puzzle where the goal is to fill a shopping cart with items totaling exactly $2.32.

Reveal the Villain (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils:
Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout); Tony Strobl (pencils)
Inks:
Steve Steere
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck

Indexer Notes

Back cover. A rebus game to find who has been bothering Grandma's chickens. This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See Sequence 13.

Announcing the All-New Daisy B-B Gun (Table of Contents)

Dairy B-B Gun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustrated ad for Daisy B-B Guns. Model 1894 Winchester "Spittin' Image" rifle is featured. Daisy Manufacturing Co., Rogers, Ark. This ad replaces Sequence 12 in some copies.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Grandma Duck with Trumpet]
    Grandma Duck's Farm Friends
  2. 1. Chore Charades
  3. 2. Rural Mural
    Grandma Duck's Farm Friends
  4. 3. Grandma's Chore Chase
  5. 4. Timely Tip
    Grandma Duck's Farm Friends
  6. 5. Backyard Bungle
    Grandma Duck
  7. 6. Caterpilly Dilly
    Grandma Duck
  8. 7. The Big Barn Boo Boo
    Grandma Duck's Farm Friends
  9. 8. Grandma's Pea Picking Contest
  10. 9. The Spoiled Spells
    Grandma Duck's Farm Friends
  11. 10. Farm Foliage
  12. 11. Grandma's Budget Bundles
  13. 12. Reveal the Villain
  14. 13. Announcing the All-New Daisy B-B Gun
    Dairy B-B Gun
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