Torsten Wesley Adair
torsten at cwis.unomaha.edu
Fri Apr 23 02:12:23 CEST 1993
On 22 Apr 1993, Don Rosa wrote:
> COMMENTS ON DIGEST --
> TORSTEN ADAIR asks me if I might someday draw Pegleg Pete. No can do. He does not exist in the Duck stories -- he's a Mouse villain.
> Besides, Disney has abolished his pegleg because that made fun of cripples or some such. And he can't be called BLACK Pete either --
> guess why! The character that now exists in the Mouse stories is BAD Pete. (Yeeccch.)
> Thanks for liking that new UNCLE $CROOGE cover. Did you catch the symbolic meaning therein. The "MOUSE" is being exterminated from
> the money bin/Duck comics. Yep.
> You're a recent Barks fan? The JW story that you think Barks' art looks strange on was drawn by Kay Wright, as stated in the album
> credits. Barks only wrote it. And the other JW issue you refer to sounds like another not drawn (or written?) by Barks. You DO KNOW
> that Barks didn't write/draw every Duck story ever, right!? ...And to rea Oops.... better end now and see how much THIS will cost me!
Yesterday I bought a copy of The Comic Book Book, which contains an
excellent essay on Carl Barks. I now know that he did not draw the JW
stories. I knew he didn't write/draw every Duck story, just every good
duck story that I read as a child (1970s).
I started buying comic books in 1984. I collected the early Gladstones,
but stopped when the price changed to $0.95 (!). I started buying them on
a periodic basis last year. I intend to purchase everything that
I didn't want a Bad Pete story by Don Rosa, I just wanted to see a pin-up
or drawing of Pete done by Mr. Rosa.
Torsten Adair torsten at cwis.unomaha.edu Omaha, NE, USA
Michael Ei$ner is really Flintheart Glomgold!
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