New York Times
Saturday, August 26, 2000
Carl Barks, the once anonymous ``duck man'' for Walt Disney whose draftsmanship and writing gained him a cultlike following among artists and fans of Donald Duck comic books and of his very own creation, Scrooge McDuck, died yesterday at his home here. He was 99.
Mr. Barks' detailed and witty adventure stories attracted a large following from 1942 to 1966, the years he drew comic books under license to Disney. Because Disney artists did not sign their work, most readers learned his name only after he retired and received attention from comic-book collectors.
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