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    Carl Barks - Uncle Scrooge McDuck "Back to the Klondike" Original Art (undated). There are but two surviving pieces of original Carl Barks art used in the Uncle Scrooge duck tale, "Back to the Klondike." It's presumed that the publisher destroyed all of the other pages. Sadly, once the all-important film and photostats were shot of the art, publishers often destroyed the original art. This sequence was later created by Carl Barks to replace story art that had been deleted for a reprint edition. For an even later reprint, these new panels replaced the advertisements and announcements that had disrupted the continuity of Barks' original Klondike yarn. Carl drew this "bridge" to restore the continuity to its original version, and included the piece in his Uncle Scrooge McDuck His Life and Times, published by Celestial Arts, Berkeley, California in 1981. "Back to the Klondike" was a key story detailing how Uncle Scrooge first struck it rich -- by being "smarter than the smarties and tougher than the toughies." This art features two terrific Uncle Scrooge close-ups, and Donald Duck, Huey, Dewie, and Louie also cameo. The graphite pencil on paper drawing has an image area of 16" x 5.5", and is in Excellent condition. Carl Barks signed the art at the lower right. You'll be "smarter than the smarties" if you go after, and win, this treasure! The panel is printed exactly as it is selling... in black (blue?) and white on page 44.

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    October, 2004
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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