The cartoonist Carl Barks died at the age of 99. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Prolific cartoonist most recognized for creating Scrooge McDuck and his hysterical comics about Donald Duck. In 1973, he won The Academy of Comic Book Arts Hall of Fame Award.
He had one brother, Carl, whom he was close to while moving all over the Northwest growing up. He married and divorced three times and had three children.
“There was no difference between my characters and the life my readers were going to have to face.” (Carl Barks)
“I’ve always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings. Perhaps I’ve been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R. Tolkien describes, and never knew it.” (Carl Barks)
“I was never a Boy Scout, but oh, I wanted to be one when I was a kid about ten or eleven years old. But there wasn’t anyplace where I could ever join the Boy Scouts.” (Carl Barks)
“I enjoyed doing the gag covers better than the story ones because they were usually simpler. A cover based on an incident in the plot took a great deal of staging to tell a little story that was still part of the book. And it had to make sense on its own.” (Carl Barks)
“I read some of my stories recently and thought, ‘How in the hell did I get away with that?’ I had some really raw cynicism in some of them.” (Carl Barks)