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Barks, Carl

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 2000 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Artists

1901 – Carl Barks was born in Oregon.

1918 – He worked for a while in a small publishing house while attempting to sell his drawings to newspapers and other printed material with little success.

1921 –  Carl Barks married Pearle Turner.

1930 – He moved to Minneapolis and worked as a staff artist and eventually the de facto editor of the Eye-Opener.

1935 – Carl Barks applied for a job at the Walt Disney animation studio. He was hired as an in-betweener.

1936 – Barks was transferred to the story department.

1942 – Published the Donald Duck Finds Pirates’ Gold in Four Color Comics.

1947 – Carl Barks invented Duckburg and Scrooge McDuck.

1948 – He finished the Gladstone Gander.

1951 – Carl Barks made the Beagle Boys.

1952 – Barks invented the Gyro Gearloose.

1961 – Carl Barks worked for Magica De Spell.

1966 – Carl Barks retired but was persuaded by editor Chase Craig to script stories for Western.

1970 – He was awarded by Shazam Award for Best Writer (Humor Division).

1970-174 – He wrote one Uncle Scrooge story, three Donald Duck stories.

1971 – The Walt Disney Company bestowed a duckster statute.

1973 – Carl Barks awarded as the Academy of Comic Book Arts Hall of Fame Award.

1976 – Carl and Gare attended their first comic book convention, New Con in Boston.

1987 – He was inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame.

1991 – Carl Barks was given the Disney Legends award.

1996 – San Diego Comic Con and the Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Award for Favorite Writer.

1996 – The series Carl Barks Library received the Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Award for Favorite Reprint Graphic Novel/Album.

2000 – Carl Barks died in August and he was 99.