CARL BARKS’ DUCK: Average American by Peter Schilling Jr.

From 1942 to his retirement in 1966, Carl Barks drew Donald Duck comic books (7th greatest comic of the 20th Century according to The Comics Journal) for Walt Disney. He took what should have been a bland franchise and turned it into a classic of comics. Drawing on his own experiences (most notably a brief stint as a chicken farmer), Barks went to create a character who was remarkable… for not being remarkable. In his pursuit of a good job, his boredom with suburban life, his temper, his squabbles with neighbors and his resolve in the face of his many failures, Carl Barks’ Duck was truly your average American.

Author Peter Schilling Jr. (The End of Baseball), writes about film and the arts for a variety of publications.

124 pages, 5.25″ x 7.5″, b & w + 8 color plates. (Uncivilized Books)