Four Color #1279 - Walt Disney's Grandma Duck's Farm Friends
(February-April 1962)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
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 a Bugle] (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: 1)

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: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

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

Backyard Bungle (Table of Contents: 5)

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: 6)

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

Indexer Notes

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

The Big Barn Boo Boo (Table of Contents: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10)

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: 11)

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: 12)

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: 13) (Expand) /

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Grandma Duck with a Bugle]
    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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