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Video of Don Rosa at 2010 Germany Tour

Posted by Arthur in Don Rosa, Germany

Last October, Don Rosa toured through Germany where he signed at several comic shops and at the Egmont stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Check out this wonderful video (with German commentary) by Jano Rohleder.

In the video you can see Rosa holding a copy of the new limited edition statue that was exclusively produced by German Comic und Spielzeug in collaboration with the artist. The statue is now for sale and the company is also currently selling the statue on eBay.

Here’s another video of Rosa drawing Scrooge and Magica De Spell:

December 28th 2010 | 3:13 am CET | 3 Comments »

Exclusive Scrooge statue for Don Rosa’s Germany tour

Posted by Arthur in Don Rosa, Germany

Disney comic writer and artist Don Rosa is doing a tour of Germany this fall. From October 4th through October 16th he will be signing at several comic shops as well as at the Egmont stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair. You can see the full schedule here.

In collaboration with the artist, Comic und Spielzeug has produced a very limited edition, numbered and hand-painted figure of Scrooge McDuck. For this exclusive statue Don Rosa has selected his favorite chapter from this Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck series. Each figure will come with a certificate autographed by Don Rosa.

Don Rosa limited edition Uncle Scrooge statue

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July 31st 2010 | 7:48 pm CET | 10 Comments »

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Volume 2

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, Don Rosa, New Releases, United States

This week, BOOM! Studios releases the second volume in their hardcover collection of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa. Scroll down to see a 14-page preview of this book, which can be ordered from Amazon for $16.49. The deluxe hardcover book, which will be released on Wednesday, April 14th, collects the final six chapters of the 12-part Eisner Award-winning series:

Cover of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Volume 2

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April 12th 2010 | 11:06 pm CET | 3 Comments »

Preview of Boom! Studios’ new collection of the Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa!

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, Don Rosa, New Titles, United States

Yesterday Boom! Studios released the first book collecting Don Rosa’s legendary epic story The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. The hardcover album ($16.49 at Amazon) was released earlier than expected, but in case you haven’t seen it yet here are some pictures of this fabulous new book.

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Volume 1

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January 8th 2010 | 12:14 am CET | 2 Comments »

Interview with Don Rosa

Posted by Arthur in Don Rosa, Interviews

Frank Stajano has the fifth part of his interview with Don Rosa on his Comics Podcast website. In this part Don Rosa talks about the twelve beautiful posters he did for Scrooge’s 60th anniversary in 2008. Each poster depicts a part of Scrooge’s life with scenes from some of Rosa’s favorite Barks stories. You can read the interview or listen to the podcast. Be sure to also check out the other parts of the interview: 4, 3, 2 and 1.

April 27th 2009 | 10:16 am CET | 2 Comments »

Rare Don Rosa Speedskating Story

Posted by Arthur in Don Rosa

Speedskating World 8In 1998, Disney comic book writer and illustrator Don Rosa drew a story about speedskating for Dutch (but English-language) magazine Speedskating World. The story is titled The Annual Speedskating Race of the Burg of Ducks and was written by Norwegian professor of mathematical statistics at the University of Oslo, Nils Lid Hjort, who is also a Disney comics fan and has edited two books with the works of Don Rosa.

The two-page story was made specifically for the Speedskating magazine and has, as far as I know, not appeared anywhere else. It was printed in black-and-white, which really brings out Don Rosa’s beautifully detailed artwork, and extra large at two (sideways) rows per page. I was lucky to obtain a copy of the magazine back in 1998 and have scanned the two-page story below. More »

March 4th 2009 | 2:48 am CET | 3 Comments »

2008 Finnish Interview with Don Rosa

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Check out this interview with Don Rosa from Finnish TV station MTV3. He talks about his interest in writing rather than drawing, making his first Uncle Scrooge story for Gladstone in 1986, his unique detailed drawing style and the Quest for Kalevala. At the end of part 2 Don talks about his bad eye sight and a detached retina that he suffered in March 2008 that prevents him from doing any more detailed drawing. He’ll be able to continue to write articles about his stories for Don Rosa collections, but unfortunately will probably not be able to make any more new duck stories. More »

February 9th 2009 | 2:06 pm CET | No Comments »

Guardians of the Lost Library

Posted by Arthur in Don Rosa, Gemstone Publishing

Uncle Scrooge 383The search for the famous Lost Library of Alexandria is on again in the latest issue of Uncle Scrooge. Issue #383 in the series reprints Don Rosa’s masterpiece Guardians of the Lost Library for the first time in the United States since fourteen years. This time the story is accompanied by unused, finished panels Rosa dropped from the story and replaced after its initial European printing. Two articles by Don Rosa tell about the story’s origins and the research that went into the making. The beautiful Rosa cover and a new Christmas back cover poster by Don Rosa make this an issue not to be missed. It is on sale now for $7.99 at Amazon and your local comic store.

December 30th 2008 | 2:48 am CET | No Comments »

Don Rosa Library Volume 1 Now Available for Pre-order

Posted by Arthur in Don Rosa

Don Rosa Library Volume 1The first volume of the new Don Rosa Library is now available for pre-order at Amazon. The series of hardcover books will re-print, in chronological order, the complete collection of duck comic book stories by Keno Don Rosa. This first book will come out on January 9th 2009 in summer 20091 and contains his early work from 1987 and 1988, including his very first story Son of the Sun and the masterpiece Last Sled to Dawson, in which Uncle Scrooge goes back to the Klondike to find a sled he left there during the gold rush. The stories are restored, recolored, and furnished with numerous editorial features.

1 – This has been delayed until summer 2009 due to issues with getting some of the stories together for the book.

December 6th 2008 | 8:05 pm CET | No Comments »

Interview with Don Rosa at Frank Stajano’s Comics Podcast

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Don RosaFrank Stajano has published the first installment of his interview with Don Rosa when he visited the Disney comics artist in his Louisville home in January 2008. Rosa talks about his early years as a comic artist including his work on Captain Kentucky and the Pertwillaby Papers. You can listen to the podcast on Frank’s blog.

April 18th 2008 | 7:10 pm CET | No Comments »
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