Carl Barks tops the list of greatest comic book artists of many devoted fans around the world. He has often been called "The Good Duck Artist" by avid readers of all ages of his Disney Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics. Those Duck stories have been reprinted and loved again and again by millions. But, while the Duck oeuvre is easily obtainable, only a few elite fans have gotten rare glimpses of yet another fabulous, alternate universe that Barks created around the classic animation characters Barney Bear and Benny Burro.
Hidden in rare, Golden Age comics only Scrooge McDuck could afford, are wonderful, full-color fantasy and fun stories as only Barks can write and draw 'em!
Collected for the first time in a deluxe, hardcover, full-color tome are all of these masterpieces, meticulously restored. The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear is edited and designed by Eisner Award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe, with a fascinating introduction and special cover is by Barks-devotee, Jeff Smith, the best-selling graphic novelist of the Bone comics series.
"A handsome new book!"
--Dennis Drabelle, The Washington Post
"Craig Yoe has dug up never-published artwork, artifacts, and letters that will bring Herriman to life for the uninitiated while giving fans something new to feast on."
--Chris Nichols, LA Magazine
"Yoe's affection for the subject and its creator is clear from the loving attention to detail found from cover to cover."
--Robert Greenberger, ComicMix.com