Monday, April 11, 2011

DONALD Sunday - May 23, 1937

As I continue posting some of the Silly Symphony Donald Duck Sunday strips, I am struck by how well they are drawn and just like the Mickey strips of the 30's in some way resemble the Donald of the shorts. I wonder how much of that was because the strips were drawn at the Disney studio. Maybe one day Al Taliaferro will get a collection.

Don't get me wrong I love Carl Barks' work, but I think the Donald strips are an important part of Donald's comic history which is usually just glossed over. They don't tell serial adventure type stories and the characters are not terribly well rounded as in the later comic books, but they are a good example of a gag strip.

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