Artist: Carl Barks
Title: Nobody's Spending Fool
Year created: 1981
Medium: Hand-Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Lithograph, on Archival 100% Cotton Fiber Paper
Edition: 171/350 Hand-Signed and Numbered Limited Edition
Height (inches): 24-7/8
Width (inches): 28
Signed by the artist
Signed Area: front
This piece is framed.
Includes a certificate of authenticity.
Description of piece:
Collect this classic Carl Barks & Walt Disney hand-signed artwork!
Disney Cartoonist and creator of Scrooge McDuck has hand-signed, in pencil, this heirloom-quality lithograph, Nobody’s Spending Fool.
In this truly masterful work of the imagination and artistic prowess, a young Scrooge McDuck marches through the dangerous streets of Old West 1897 Dawson, steadfastly walking past the saloons and gambling halls to take his bag of gold straight to the bank!
The streets and doorways are filled with all manner of creatively drawn townsfolk and ruffians; people, yet cleverly exhibiting remarkably well-drawn animal features. Such is Carl Barks' creative genius, creator of the cartoon universe of Duckburg.
Nobody's Spending Fool was printed in 17 colors on 'Opalesque Silk', 100% cotton fiber paper, by The Black Box of Chicago. Aside from three licensed U.S. limited editions (of which this work is one), and one licensed Canadian limited edition, there have been no other editions, and the engraving plates have been destroyed ensuring no future editions. There were no unsigned or unnumbered prints created.
This classic, limited edition lithographic work is hand-numbered 171/350, in pencil. It comes custom framed and ready for display in a finely detailed wood frame measuring 24-7/8" in height x 28" width. The custom matting is in ivory.
In addition to Carl Barks' signature and the edition number, the work bears the embossed authenticating stamp of The Walt Disney Company, which includes the date of 1981. The work is also accompanied by its original numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
CARL BARKS (1901–2000) was a cartoonist, author, and painter, best known for his comics about Donald Duck and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck, Donald's uncle.
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).
Working anonymously until late in his career, fans dubbed him The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. After finally becoming known as the creator of the 'Duckburg Universe', Barks achieved almost cult status and appreciation among fans and fellow cartoonists.
Cartoonist Will Eisner called Carl Barks "the Hans Christian Andersen of comic books." In 1987, Barks was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
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