Carl Barks Comic Book Art

SURVIVED ARTWORK

The Original Scripts part II


The Teamwork !

Carl did all the texting for his stories by himself but his wife, Garè helped with inking the final dialogue and the solid blacks and shading areas. 

The only thing done by others was the coloring of the stories which was done at the printing plant in Poughkeepsie, New York.

For that part the publisher used overlays and therefore the original comic book pages has always survived in black ink on white drawing paper.


Garè Barks in a working situation - around 1962.

When Barks had written a few pages of a story he would start to sketch a little - and then he wrote some more. About two thirds through the process he would do a layout of the entire story to make it conform with the required number of pages. A typical ten-pager was usually written in 4 days and drawn in 6. A total of 10 days.

Carl Barks : ..>I would read the storyboard over and over again. Not only that, I would read the script probably ten or twenty times before I ever started drawing it. Then I'd go over the storyboard up on the wall probably another ten times before I ever got around to inking it. But I never set any definite rules for myself, because I found that it cramped my creativity. If I felt that I wanted to ink, I just went ahead and inked a few pages. In general, though, I think that I would spend four or five days polishing an idea, then another four or five days writing the confounded thing. Then the penciling and the inking would take another ten days - for a ten-page story..< 


Original Script for Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "The Heedless Horseman". 24 Pager.


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 1


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 2


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 3


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 4


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 5


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 6


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 7


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 8


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 9


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 10


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 11


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 11 cont. & page 12


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 12 cont. & page 13


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 13 continued


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 14


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 15


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 16


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 17


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 18


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 19


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 20


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 21


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 22


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 23


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 23 continued


Uncle Scrooge # 66 : "Heedless Horseman" script page 24


Original Script for Uncle Scrooge # 68 : "Hall of the Mermaid Queen". 24 Pager.


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 1


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 2


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 3


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 4


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 5


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 6


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 7


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 8


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 9


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 10


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 11


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 11 continued


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 12


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 13


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 14


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 15


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 16


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 17


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 18


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 19


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 20


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 21


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 22


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 23


Uncle Scrooge # 68 "Hall of the Mermaid Queen" script page 24