Barks and religion
Daniel van Eijmeren
dve at kabelfoon.nl
Fri Apr 8 16:17:26 CEST 2005
VIDAR SVENDSEN, 18-03-2005:
> I've received an email from a guy (Tore Ismanto Hofstad)
> who's writing a thesis about religion and popular culture.
> He asked me for sources on Barks' relation to religion.
> Does any of you know if this has been hinted on
> in any books or interviews?
By head, I remember a quote in a October 19, 1960 letter from Carl Barks to
a fan named Joe Cowles, who wanted to look at Barks's work methods.
Barks ends the letter with: "It would be a pleasure for me to meet a reader
who digs comic books. Up here in the bible belt people only read the good
book and the Walnut Growers' Nutshell News."
Large scan of the letter:
BTW. What does "bible belt" exactly mean? What tone does it have? I've heard
it as a common phrase, but can't find an exact meaning in my dictionary.
"All this GOOD LUCK comes from having a MASCOT!"
(Which Barks story?) :-)
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