The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library #[9] - Walt Disney's Donald Duck - The Pixilated Parrot
(June 2015)

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29.99 USD
Pages
224
On-sale Date
2015-05-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
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FB
ISBN
978-1-60699-834-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781606998342 52999
Editing
Gary Groth; J. Michael Catron

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Hewey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints

Walt Disney's Donald Duck - The Pixilated Parrot (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

title and artist page; production, copyright and publisher credits page; book title and artist page

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
typeset

Donald Duck and "The Pixilated Parrot" (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald gives Uncle Scrooge a parrot that only counts, instead of talking, and Scrooge has the parrot memorize the combination to his safe; which Scrooge has been forgetting. However the parrot first gives the combination to two burglars and then flies away to a boat bound for Latin America.
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Indexer Notes

Story submitted February 23, 1950. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Wild About Flowers] (Table of Contents: 4)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Daisy Duck; Gladstone Gander
Synopsis
Donald and Gladstone compete to find the first daisy and so be Daisy's partner at the Wildflower Club's picnic lunch.
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Indexer Notes

Art submitted on October 27, 1949. Last Barks Donald Duck story until #124. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

Donald Duck in Ancient Persia (Table of Contents: 5)

Donald Duck / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
The ducks are kidnapped by a mysterious scientist and flown to Persia, where they dig into an ancient city, Itsa Faka. The inhabitants of the city have been dehydrated while still living and the scientist restores the royal entourage to life by pouring its dust into a special mixture. Donald is mistaken for the prince who jilted King Nevvawaza's daughter and a marriage ceremony is ordered by the king.
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Indexer Notes

Story submitted November 23, 1949. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Vacation Time (Table of Contents: 6)

Donald Duck / comic story / 33 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald takes the nephews camping in a wilderness area, where they encounter a bullying camper who is careless with his cigarettes and his campfire. The camper sets fire to the woods, but saves himself by stealing Donald's car. The ducks, trapped by the blaze, save themselves by burying themselves in trenches. The camper tells the forest rangers that the ducks started the fire.
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Indexer Notes

Art submitted on January 5, 1950. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

[Talking Parrot] (Table of Contents: 7)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank McSavage
Inks
Frank McSavage
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
Frank McSavage

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say: "Polly wants a cracker!"
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald desperately attempts to get his parrot to talk.
Reprints

[Donald's Grandma Duck] (Table of Contents: 8)

Grandma Duck / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
Carl Barks

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gus! Gus Goose! I heard you slam that cupboard door!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Grandma Duck; Gus Goose; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
The nephews, visiting Grandma, have trouble adjusting to country ways, especially the quiet at night, but Grandma is not sympathetic. They find a letter from one of Grandma's creditors and mistakenly think that she is about to lose her farm.
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Indexer Notes

Art submitted on January 19, 1950. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

Camp Counselor (Table of Contents: 9)

Donald Duck / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald, humiliated in his efforts to teach the nephews and other boys woodcraft, finally fools them into believing a bearskin rug is a real bear.
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Indexer Notes

Art submitted on January 27, 1950. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982). Script inspired from the animated short Good Scouts (July 8, 1938)

The Magic Hourglass (Table of Contents: 10)

Donald Duck / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Scrooge gives his nephews an hourglass that he later discovers is the source of his great wealth. Carrying a billion dollars to buy the hourglass back, he follows the ducks to Africa, where they have gone to fill the hourglass with fresh sand from the oasis of No Issa -- the only kind of sand that will keep perfect time in the hourglass and so make its owner richer by the hour.
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Indexer Notes

Story submitted on March 16, 1950. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Big-Top Bedlam (Table of Contents: 11)

Donald Duck / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Donald loses Daisy's heirloom brooch on the way to hock it for enough money to buy circus tickets for himself and the nephews. The brooch turns up mysteriously in the hands of a quick-change artist at the circus, and Donald gets a job as a clown so that he can try to get the brooch back.
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Indexer Notes

Story submitted on April 20, 1950. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

You Can't Guess (Table of Contents: 12)

Donald Duck / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Daisy Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Gladstone Gander; Grandma Duck; Jarvis
Synopsis
Donald promises to buy the nephews what they want for Christmas--a spectacular building set--if they can guess what he wants for Christmas. As they try to guess, Donald's friends and relatives become involved, and each independently decides to buy Donald a new car to replace his worn-out jalopy. They also buy the nephews building sets. Finally, the nephews guess correctly that Donald wants a new car for Christmas.
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Indexer Notes

Art submitted on May 24, 1950. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

Donald Duck and The Pixilated Parrot (Table of Contents: 13)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints
Keywords
blunderbusses; parrots; vaults

Indexer Notes

Cover submitted February 23, 1950.

Story Notes (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Alberto Becattini; Joseph Cowles; Craig Fischer; Leonardo Gori; Rich Kreiner; Bill Mason; Ken Parille; Frank Stejano
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Brief commentary on each story (see notes). Accompanied by single panels from most stories. Also included are the cover reprints listed above and below.

Indexer Notes

Commentary written by:

* Kreiner ("The Pixilated Parrot", "Vacation Time")
* Stejano/Gori ("Wild About Flowers")
* Mason ("Ancient Persia", "Donald's Grandma Duck")
* Cowles ("Talking Parrot", "Big-Top Bedlam")
* Beccatini ("Camp Counselor")
* Parille ("The Magic Hourglass")
* Fischer ("You Can't Guess!")

Ancient Persia (Table of Contents: 15)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Reprints
Keywords
fezzes; pith helmets; scepters; slingshots; thrones

Indexer Notes

Between pages 2 and 3 of Story Notes. Cover submitted November 10, 1949.

Rags to Riches (Table of Contents: 16)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald looks into his mirror and imagines himself as wealthy.
Reprints
Keywords
currency; dressing mirrors

Indexer Notes

Between pages 4 and 5 of Story Notes. Cover submitted on May 24, 1951.

Carl Barks: Life Among the Ducks (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Donald Ault
Pencils
Alan Light (photo)
Inks
Alan Light (photo)
Colors
Alan Light (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Reprints

Contributors (Table of Contents: 18)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Biographies of all contributors to Story Notes article.

When did these Duck stories first appear? (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Rich Tommaso
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Bibliography of all stories and covers reprinted in the volume.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. Walt Disney's Donald Duck - The Pixilated Parrot
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. Donald Duck and "The Pixilated Parrot"
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. [Wild About Flowers]
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. Donald Duck in Ancient Persia
    Donald Duck
  7. 6. Vacation Time
    Donald Duck
  8. 7. [Talking Parrot]
    Donald Duck
  9. 8. [Donald's Grandma Duck]
    Grandma Duck
  10. 9. Camp Counselor
    Donald Duck
  11. 10. The Magic Hourglass
    Donald Duck
  12. 11. Big-Top Bedlam
    Donald Duck
  13. 12. You Can't Guess
    Donald Duck
  14. 13. Donald Duck and The Pixilated Parrot
    Donald Duck
  15. 14. Story Notes
  16. 15. Ancient Persia
    Donald Duck
  17. 16. Rags to Riches
    Donald Duck
  18. 17. Carl Barks: Life Among the Ducks
  19. 18. Contributors
  20. 19. When did these Duck stories first appear?
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