"Uncle Scrooge," cover design for an unidentified Walt Disney publication. Signed lower right. Color pencil. 22.6 x 17.3cm (8 7/8 x 6 13/16in). Matted and framed.
Carl Barks was a legendary cartoonist for Walt Disney's comics. His most enduring character is Scrooge McDuck or Uncle Scrooge, who made his debut in Christmas on Bear Mountain (December 1947). Unlike most of Disney's other characters, he was developed in the comic strips rather than in the animated cartoons. The first of his few screen appearances was in the short Scrooge McDuck and Money (1967).