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    Carl Barks - "Return To Plain Awful" Oil Painting Original Art (1989).
    Carl Barks' "Return to Plain Awful" is based on Don Rosa's 1989 sequel for the famous square-egg story, "Lost in the Andes," originally published in Four Color #223 and later reprinted in Donald Duck Adventures #12. Barks, who was told jokes about square eggs and chickens throughout his childhood, decided to incorporate the offbeat concepts as a plot "springboard" for one of his yarns. This adventure used classic Barks themes and leitmotifs that were repeated in later duck tales -- those of mythical creatures and legendary artifacts that spark an expedition for a "lost city." This yarn is often cited as Barks' best, and the "Good Duck" artist himself declared in a 1962 interview, "My best story, technically, is probably the square egg one." This oil on canvasboard painting has been indexed by Barks scholars as painting #136L. This piece has an overall size of 30" x 24", and has been framed to an overall size of 39" x 33". The painting is in Excellent condition. This piece was signed by Carl Barks at the lower right.

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