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Daan Jippes recreation Carl Barks 1945 page

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When the Dutch publisher Oberon reprinted Barks Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge stories in the 70s, proofs or films for some of the more obscure ones were lacking. The young artist Daan Jippes was given the task of redrawing/recreating some of Barks´ stories. Which he did in a fully satisfactory way. This is page 2 from Barks´ story "Donald Duck´s Best Christmas", originally published in Firestone Giveaway 1945, as recreated by Jippes. This Jippes version was first published in the Dutch Donald Duck weekly 52/1974. It has been used several times when the story has been reprinted, e.g. in Another Rainbow´s Carl Barks Library. Only serious Barks nerds and experts will be able to spot the difference.
And the original Barks art for this page was of course destroyed at the printing plant...

About Daan Jippes

Daan Jippes is considered as one of Holland's best comic book artists, and one of the few who has gained international fame. He is mainly noted for his work on Disney comics, especially for his ability to work in a near-mint copy of Carl Barks' style. After training most of the original artists of the Dutch Disney comics production in the 1970s, he has even worked for the Walt Disney Company in the USA, and then became a leading artist for the Danish Disney publisher Egmont. As a true comics chameleon, Jippes can easily adopt the drawing style of other artists, including such giants as André Franquin, Floyd Gottfredson, Morris and Albert Uderzo. From his cover illustrations with classic Franco-Belgian comics characters for Pep magazine in the 1960s to his adaptation of Jan Kruis' personal drawing style to a standard for the studio production of 'Jan, Jans en de Kinderen' in 1999, most of his work was done anonymously. Therefore, Daan Jippes didn't become a household name among the general public like his contemporaries Martin Lodewijk and Dick Matena. In fact, for many years his only personal comic was the influential one-shot album 'Twee voor Thee', which established his image of an "artist's artist". Text (c) Lambiek

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