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Carl Barks

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
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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

March 27, 1901
Merrill, Oregon, United States
January 23, 1923
Merrill, Klamath County, Oregon, United States
November 26, 1924
Roseville, Irvine, Orange County, California, United States
August 25, 2000
Age 99
Grants Pass, Merrill, Oregon, United States
beside Garé's grave, Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery, Grants Pass, Merrill, Oregon, United States