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    Carl Barks "Santa's Christmas Mail" Painting Original Art (1979). After retiring from full-time comics work in 1966, Carl Barks did a number of things to supplement his income, including writing the stories for Junior Woodchucks issues 6 through 25. He also took up painting portraits of old barns, horses, and still-life images, selling them at local art fairs in California. Next, he took to creating paintings of Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck on commission, until Disney briefly withdrew their permission in 1976 when a fan created and sold some unauthorized prints. Barks then turned to non-Disney themes, painted in a similar style, like this Christmas-themed piece with a tired, overwhelmed Santa. Barks was quoted as saying, "I knew that people went nuts over the idea of Christmas and they loved it, so I catered to their whims" (Barks' own personal favorite holiday was New Year's Day, "because they've got a couple of good football games on"). This "Santa's Workshop" painting is in oils on Masonite, noted with the Barks code 79-15. The painting measures 20" x 16". It was featured in the book Animal Quackers in 1996. The painting is elaborately framed, without glass, for an overall size of 26.25" x 22.5", and is in Excellent condition.

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