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    Carl Barks - Huey, Dewey and Louie Model Sheet Character Study (Walt Disney, 1971). This is a rare character study done for a model sheet of Donald Duck's three nephews, by Disney Legend Carl Barks (1901 - 2000). Model sheets have long been a staple of animation, but these images were done for comic book and other publications useage. Huey, Dewey, and Louie are the nephews of Donald Duck, created by Ted Osborne and Al Taliaferro. The mischievous trio has identical appearances and personalities, identified by three primary colors; red (Huey), blue (Dewey), and green (Louie). They made their debut in the 1937 comic strip and corresponding 1938 animated short Donald's Nephews, which was written by Barks (although uncredited). This seven-image character study was rendered in graphite on 9.5" x 11.75" sheet of onionskin paper and signed by Carl Barks; these images remained the standard until 1997. The piece exhibits age-related toning and edge wear with a light fold crease from the top right to the bottom left. Overall condition is Very Good.


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