Born: 1911 March 5 in Faribault, Minnesota, United States

Died: 1975 August 5 in Sonoma, California, United States

Biography: Robert Louis "Bob" Karp was an American comics writer. He began working for the Walt Disney Company in the 1930s, and from 1938 to 1974, he wrote the scripts for the daily Donald Duck newspaper strips which were illustrated by Al Taliaferro and, after Taliaferro's death in 1969, by Frank Grundeen. He also scripted the comic book Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold based on an unproduced Walt Disney Studio animated feature (drawn by Carl Barks and Jack Hannah).

Bob Karp's brothers, Hubie and Lynn, were in the comics field as well. From 1946 to 1950, Bob (writer) and Lynn (illustrator) did the newspaper strip The Middles (reported by Disney comics historian Alberto Becattini to have appeared in Australian newspapers as late as 1955).

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.


    Bob Karp Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. Robert Louis Karp Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Robert Louis Family name: Karp
  2. Kato Type: None
  3. Боб Карп Type: None


  1. College of St. Thomas [St. Paul] ? to ?

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: DC character cartoons (other) - Role: writer - Years: 1960 - 1979
    Employer Name : Filmation

  2. Publication Title: Mighty Hercules cartoon (other) - Role: writer - Years: 1960 - 1969
    Employer Name : Trans-Lux / Joe Oriolo

  3. Publication Title: Twenty Didney juvenile books (book) - Role: writer - Years: 1940 - 1949

  4. Publication Title: unknown book condensations (newspaper) - Role: writer

  5. Publication Title: various character designs (other) - Role: writer - Years: 1930 - 1939
    Employer Name : Disney


  1. Relative - Don Gunn (b. 1911)
    Notes: Brother-in-law
  2. Sibling - Hubie Karp (b. 1914)
  3. Sibling - Lynn Karp (b. 1905)
  4. Employee of - Sangor Studio (b. 1940)
    Notes: 1945-1947 West Coast division.