Barks, Carl

Portrait
Born: Mar 27, 1901 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 99 years of age.

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.

 

 

 

 

Page last updated: 3:28pm, 28th Nov '06
Return to full site

This page is copyright © s9.com