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Carl Barks

1901 - 2000

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Carl Barks (March 27, 1901 – August 25, 2000) was an American cartoonist, author, and painter. He is best known for his work in Disney comic books, as the writer and artist of the first Donald Duck stories 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Barks has received more than 619,602 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Carl Barks is the 8th most popular comic artist (down from 7th in 2019), the 663rd most popular biography from United States (down from 589th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Comic Artist.

Carl barks is most famous for his work as an animator and story artist for the Walt Disney Company. He created Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck, and many other characters.

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Among comic artists, Carl Barks ranks 8 out of 174Before him are Hergé, Osamu Tezuka, René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Joseph Barbera, and Jean Giraud. After him are Akira Toriyama, Peyo, Hugo Pratt, Matt Groening, Zdeněk Miler, and Jack Kirby.

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Among people born in 1901, Carl Barks ranks 41Before him are Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Ernest Lawrence, Ricardo Zamora, Nikolai Vatutin, Henning von Tresckow, and Salvatore Quasimodo. After him are Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Liebehenschel, Alfred Tarski, Jaroslav Seifert, Louis Kahn, and Henri Lefebvre. Among people deceased in 2000, Carl Barks ranks 17Before him are Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Lída Baarová, Vittorio Gassman, Walter Matthau, Konrad Emil Bloch, and Abulfaz Elchibey. After him are Gherman Titov, Giovanna of Italy, Pierre Trudeau, Erich Mielke, Tommaso Buscetta, and Louis Néel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Barks ranks 663 out of 18,182Before him are Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Douglass North (1920), Terrence Malick (1943), Hugh Glass (1783), Hugh Everett III (1930), and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933). After him are Joseph McCarthy (1908), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Nancy Reagan (1921), Frances McDormand (1957), Stanley Milgram (1933), and Michio Kaku (1947).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Carl Barks ranks 3Before him are Stan Lee (1922) and Joseph Barbera (1911). After him are Matt Groening (1954), Jack Kirby (1917), Bob Kane (1915), Steve Ditko (1927), Winsor McCay (1867), Will Eisner (1917), Don Rosa (1951), Bill Finger (1914), and Charles M. Schulz (1922).