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 534,911 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Carl Barks is the 7th most popular comic artist, the 589th most popular biography from United States (down from 541st 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 7 out of 174Before him are Stan Lee, Albert Uderzo, Hergé, René Goscinny, Osamu Tezuka, and Joseph Barbera. After him are Akira Toriyama, Jean Giraud, Matt Groening, Peyo, Hugo Pratt, and Bob Kane.

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Among people born in 1901, Carl Barks ranks 34Before him are Andrey Vlasov, Milton H. Erickson, Ernest Lawrence, Ricardo Zamora, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, and Jean Dubuffet. After him are Robert Bresson, Mohamed Naguib, Witold Pilecki, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Henning von Tresckow, and Nikolai Vatutin. Among people deceased in 2000, Carl Barks ranks 11Before him are Emil Zátopek, Habib Bourguiba, Roger Vadim, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Alec Guinness, and Lída Baarová. After him are Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Victor Borge, Stanley Matthews, Walter Matthau, Jason Robards, and Gherman Titov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Barks ranks 589 out of 15,968Before him are Les Paul (1915), George R. R. Martin (1948), John Stith Pemberton (1831), Bradley Cooper (1975), Reese Witherspoon (1976), and Mia Farrow (1945). After him are Priscilla Presley (1945), Nelson Rockefeller (1908), Prince (1958), Dean Koontz (1945), Gene Kelly (1912), and Richard Meier (1934).

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), Bob Kane (1915), Jack Kirby (1917), Steve Ditko (1927), Will Eisner (1917), Don Rosa (1951), Winsor McCay (1867), Bill Finger (1914), and Charles M. Schulz (1922).