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Carl Barks

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Merrill, Oregon, United States
Death: August 25, 2000 (99)
Grants Pass, Merrill, Oregon, United States (Leukemia)
Place of Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery, Grants Pass, Merrill, Oregon, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Barks and Arminta Johnson Barks
Husband of Garé Barks (Williams)
Ex-husband of Pearl Emmeline Barks and Clara Ovidia Barks
Father of Peggy Phyllis Pattie and Dorothy Louise Barks
Brother of Clyde Hobson Barks

Occupation: American cartoonist, author, and painter
Managed by: Matti Kullervo Sorakivi
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About Carl Barks

Carl Barks (March 27, 1901 – August 25, 2000) was an American cartoonist, author, and painter. He is best known for his comics about Donald Duck and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck. He worked anonymously until late in his career; fans dubbed him The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. In 1987, Barks was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

Barks worked for the Disney Studio and Western Publishing where he created Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as Scrooge McDuck (1947), Gladstone Gander (1948), the Beagle Boys (1951), The Junior Woodchucks (1951), Gyro Gearloose (1952), Cornelius Coot (1952), Flintheart Glomgold (1956), John D. Rockerduck (1961) and Magica De Spell (1961). Fantagraphics Books called him "the Hans Christian Andersen of comic books.

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Carl Barks's Timeline

1901
March 27, 1901
Merrill, Oregon, United States
1923
January 23, 1923
Age 21
Merrill, Klamath County, Oregon, United States
1924
November 26, 1924
Age 23
Irvine, Orange County, California, United States
2000
August 25, 2000
Age 99
Merrill, Oregon, United States
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Merrill, Oregon, United States