Monday, June 15, 2009

Ducks Galore: Daily Book Supplement

Walt Disney Donald Duck And His Nephews...Foreword by Carl Barks...Abbeville Press
Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge...Foreword by Carl Barks...Abbeville Press
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge McDuck: His Life And Times...Written & Drawn by Carl Barks...Celestial Arts
These are hefty compilation volumes featuring the Disney Ducks. The first two are by many artists and writers through the decades; the third volume is exclusively by the great Carl Barks. I posted these pics to make a comparison. The first is from an old Gold Key Digest; you can see the subtle and delicate colors possible on newsprint, but there is a certain amount of color bleed and offset from the line. The second is from Donald Duck and His Nephews, which was recolored on a computer program; accurate, yes, but flat and much less subtle. Nice, but no wabi-sabi.
Book Count: 669.

1 comment:

John said...

There is no comparison! The first one is the very essence of autumn wheras the second could be at almost any time of year were it not for the pumpkins, witch, etc. Looks like they re-did the lettering too, for whatever reason.