Barks, Carl

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.





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