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    Carl Barks Disney Try-Out Mickey Mouse Illustration Original Art (1935). Here's an interesting bit of trivia for you -- Carl Barks, known worldwide as "the Good Duck artist," got his big break with Walt Disney Studios by drawing not ducks, but mice! This charming try-out features Mickey Mouse and friends escaping a deadly rock slide by stagecoach, and is accompanied by a set of head shots featuring Mickey and Minnie in an amusing "love/hate" sequence. At the bottom of the piece is Carl's Minneapolis address. On the back of the art is a hand written note from Carl (done many years later), saying "This drawing, submitted to Disney's in 1935, helped get me hired," and it's signed Carl Barks. Indeed, after submitting this in November, 1935, Barks was hired, and he moved to Los Angeles to begin his long association with Disney. An amazing and incredibly rare item! The art has an image area of approximately 12.25" x 9.25", and has been drawn in ink, graphite, and pale blue wash. The art is in Excellent condition. Own a true bit a Disney history with this one!

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
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