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    Carl Barks - "Duck Rogers" Painting and Sketches Original Art (1979). This painting, which had as a working title "This Nude Duck is a Dish", is featured on pages 121-122 of the Carl Barks' Animal Quackers full-color book. There are three pieces of art in this offering. Included with the painting is an initial idea sketch Barks created for this painting, plus his final idea drawing for the piece. "Duck Rogers" is a take-off on America's first popular newspaper comic strip spaceman, Buck Rogers. Barks was late to discover that a Warner Brothers cartoon had previously been issued under a similar name ("Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century", in 1953), and was concerned with copyright issues. For that reason, he would not sign his name to the painting; however, he was agreeable to sign the accompanying finished pencil drawing. "Duck Rogers" is the only futuristic character in Barks' series of 53 non-Disney Duck paintings. Buck is shown in the process of saving a curvaceous "dinner-to-be" -- a stripped-down maiden in distress. Barks has the three-headed "dragon-style" alien chef preparing dessert and the main course all at the same time. The "dessert" has a humorous perkiness that only Carl Barks could create. The painting is on a board measuring 11" x 14", with an image area of 8" x 10", and all three pieces are in Excellent condition.

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