Direct from the Disney Vaults! As the Second World War comes to a close in 1945, readers are kept guffawing with their daily dose of mayhem, featuring the one-and-only Donald Duck!
Once society began to settle into a post-war calm the comics pages grew even more manic, with Donald and his nefarious nephews playing havoc with anytning that passed for normal. As Alberto Becattini observes in his exlusive introduction to this volume, the town where the Ducks dwell was the home of frantic frivolity–and plenty of graffiti featuring the names "Al" and "Bob"! There are insider chuckles and all-ages belly laughs aplenty in these strips, collected in an archival edition for the first time ever!
This fourth volume includes 750 sequential daily comic strips from July 2, 1945 - December 31, 1947.
About the Author
Robert Louis "Bob" Karp was an American comics writer. He began working for the Walt Disney Company in the 1930s, and from 1938 to 1974, he wrote the scripts for the daily Donald Duck newspaper strips which were illustrated by Al Taliaferro and, after Taliaferro's death in 1969, by Frank Grundeen.
Charles Alfred Taliaferro was born in Montrose, Colorado on August 29, 1905 and moved with his family to Glendale, California in 1918. "I knew I was going to be a cartoonist," he told interviewer Jim Korkis in 1968. "I've always believed that if you want anything bad enough and you work hard enough for it, eventually you'll get it." In the middle of the Great Depression in 1931 he learned that the Walt Disney Studio had jobs available. "I went in and was hired on the spot: January 5, 1931," he recalled. At first he inked Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse newspaper strip. He then went on to draw the Silly Symphonies Sunday page, where on September 16, 1934 he first drew Donald Duck, the character with whom he would become forever associated.