new PM, Ludwig, questions to Don Rosa, ...
goofy313g at aol.com
Fri Feb 7 00:32:53 CET 2003
First, i was very surprised by Don's comment about Ludwig von drake.
This was the first time i heard that barks didn't like the character.(and
it also means that barks fans shouldn't consider him as Matilda's husband,
but let's not speak about that anymore...)
Then, i have news of Picsou MAGAZINE. Once again, the new issue (#373), is
what they call a *new formula*... This time, they changed the paper too! i
like the cover gloss paper very much, it looks like french teenagers' magazines,
and looks very attractive, but i don't like the paper they use for the pages, a
kind of gloss paper too (i don't know if it's the exact term, i think it's the
type of paper they use for the german mickey mouse magazine, i think), i prefered
the classic paper. The colors are still uglY and not apropriated. there is no more
"readers" section. I'm not a fan of this kind of sections, but it could be very
The taliaferro strips are now all on the same pages, and are given individual
There is a new one-page section called "le clairon de donaldville", with informations
about the disney comics universe (this issue show an interresting article about
hugo pratt, and a wdc issue hidden in one of his stories).
They also publish again new stories that are not drawn by Don rosa.
now, there hopefully isn't anymore jokes sections, but jokes are written vertically on the
side of each page, i think it's a funny solution ... for people who still like these silly
about the stories published in it :
*Don rosa's family tree (i think it's the fourth or fifth time in france)
*D 2001-006, by ignasi Calvet Esteban (new logo : daisy et ses nièces)
*D 2000-190, by Kari Korhonen
*wdc 289 and wdc 219, both by barks,
*D 93228, by Don rosa (lo$#11), together with an article by Don rosa (i don't know the
source, but it would be interesting to check if it hasn't been "stolen" from some of our
pages, in it, don rosa explains why he first didn't want to include the facts of the story
In this publication, bombie's hair is white, so i'm asking a question to don rosa : in the
two first publications of your story in france, in the illustrations, and in barks' story,
his hair is black; in all of the publications, scrooge says that it's a *white* sponge (althought the pictures shows it black or brown)... so, is the hair intended to be black
or white? (makes me think about mickael Jackson :-))
*and surprise... Gyro's first invention, by Don rosa. too bad the colors are ugly. The story
is great! congratulations, unca'keno!!! Some observations about the french translation : Shacktown, althought it had been called shacktown or pauvreville (poorville) in french translations of barks' story, is here called "bidonville". Helper is not called Filament,
but Assistant, the french word for the noun *helper*.
Another question to Don : On panel 2, Huey, dewey and louie tell that gyro has had his
job for 51 yrs... what is the exact number in the original script, and how does Don
Rosa you explain this? (according to your theory, it cannot be true).
finally, i forgot to tell you that the new formula has an edge, and don's new story's
title is written on it which, i hope, means that Don Rosa is getting more importance
in PM that he had before...
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