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Download Carl Barks' Big Book of Barney Bear epub

by Craig Yoe,Jeff Smith (Introduction),Carl Barks

Carl Barks tops the list of greatest comic book artists of many devoted fans around the world. He has often been called "The Good Duck Artist" by avid readers of all ages of his Disney Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics. Those Duck stories have been reprinted and loved again and again by millions. But, while the Duck oeuvre is easily obtainable, only a few elite fans have gotten rare glimpses of yet another fabulous, alternate universe that Barks created around the classic animation characters Barney Bear and Benny Burro. Hidden in rare, Golden Age comics only Scrooge McDuck could afford are wonderful, full-color fantasy and fun stories as only Barks can write and draw 'em! Collected for the first time in a deluxe, hardcover, full-color tome, are all of these masterpieces, meticulously restored. The Barks' Bear Book is edited and designed by Eisner-Award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe, with a fascinating introduction and special cover is by Barks-devotee Jeff Smith, the best-selling graphic novelist of the Bone comics series. As with the entire line of Yoe Books, the reproduction techniques employed strive to preserve the look and feel of expensive vintage comics. Painstakingly remastered, enjoy the closest possible recreation of reading these comics when first released.
Download Carl Barks' Big Book of Barney Bear epub
ISBN: 1600109292
ISBN13: 978-1600109294
Category: Comics
Subcategory: Graphic Novels
Author: Craig Yoe,Jeff Smith (Introduction),Carl Barks
Language: English
Publisher: IDW Publishing (September 27, 2011)
Pages: 220 pages
ePUB size: 1560 kb
FB2 size: 1452 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 583
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Cark Barks has been rightfully celebrated as one of the giants in comics. Even before fans knew his name they referred to him as "the good duck artist." These stories collected from vintage Our Gang comics show that Barks was much more than the best teller of duck stories. Barks was also a master of bear and burro comics.

It's easy to assume that these are somehow lesser works than his Donald Duck comics. I would argue that the Barney Bear and Benny Burro stories are as good if not better than the Donald Duck ten-pagers from Walt Disney's Comics & Stories. Granted, these are not sweeping tales of adventure like the book-length Uncle Scrooge material, where Huey, Dewey and Louie are traveling the globe solving mysteries and seeking treasure. But for ten pages they have plenty of comical characterization and lots of laughs. I admit I laughed out loud more than once reading this book. And that's not a phony chat-room LOL, that's real laughter.

Comparing these to the Donald stories of the same period there are significant differences. This isn't Donald Duck in a bear suit! Where Donald lives in the suburban setting of Duckburg, and the plots revolve around the problems he encounters in the neighborhood, the B.B. & B.B. stories are set in the wilderness and most fit in the category of Man vs. Nature (or Bear vs. Nature). Barney and Benny encounter other animals, engaging in conflicts with cougars, bees, bulls, turtles, etc. Of course, in only-in-a-comic-book fashion, our heroes talk and act like humans, while the animals growl and act like animals.

Barks displays excellent draftsmanship here, with genuinely funny poses and vivid expressions on the character's faces. I can think of no other comics that make you feel so much like you're watching an animated film rather than looking at still images. There's plenty of action! I should add that Benny Burro is a wonderful character the way Barks renders him and writes his dialogue. I only wish Barks had created dozens more.

It goes without saying that Craig Yoe has done a terrific job reproducing these comics from the printed page. (In my opinion, much superior to the retouching and re-coloring you often see in other collections.) As always, there's an informative introductory section illustrated with rare art that puts these stories in their proper context. In a short time, Yoe Books has become the gold standard of comic book reprints.

I recommend this book highly to lovers of good comics... duck, bear, burro or otherwise.
Carl Barks and I got started together. Carl began drawing comics at the very time I was just old enough to understand them. The first year or two my father read them to me but soon I was reading them myself. The very first one was "Pirate Gold" and though Jack Hannah also worked that one; I was hooked. Barks never made a dud; even stories that I understand he considered very weak; we're great to me. I never knew until lately that he did the "good" Barney Bears. I remember the issue that came out that was the first Barks didn't do and I remember being disappointed in it. The Barney Bear book is one fantastic book for the Barks collector. Its interesting to see Carl sometimes used the same plot in Barney bear that he would use again in Uncle Scrooge. Yet the stories were still strong enough to stand alone. After 70 years, I still love Carl Barks work. I have the original Carl Barks Library published by Another Rainbow. I cannot recommend a book any more than this Barney Bear hardback. Anyone who can read and appreciate great cartooning will love it.
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One of the things I've noticed of late, people expect reprints to be fully restored. In some cases you can and it looks great. But the reality is, printing in the 40s was done very cheaply which means plates didn't always align and the paper was cheap causing bleeding of inks into the paper creating thicker lines. Now, unless a publisher has access to the original art or proof sheets(most of which were thrown away after use especially by Western Publishing)it is difficult to do anything but reproduce the published pages as they are. The Disney stuff is well preserved, and original art saved, I guess because it was Disney and far more popular hence the great reprints of recent times.

I like this book, it is a trip into the past, you are reading the stories as they were published, this isn't the Disney Barks we all know but it is a fun journey and is still very Barks. If you want modern restored comics this isn't for you, but if you can place the comics back into context of their time then you'll love this. Remember, Barks was doing Disney comics at the same time.
Great set of comics, minus one star for not being repro'd from original art (an impossible task I believe) as the newspaper it's copied from has that dingy look but that's a minor complaint. Great art, great stories.
My copy of Carl Barks' Bear Book arrived yesterday and I was greatly impressed. I agree with the first reviewer, this is a great book. It is like you have found mint copies of these comics right off the stand in the 1940s. I compare the " non restoration" to early black and white films. If you take out all the film grain, the movie looks like a black and white TV broadcast. I think this is what the publishers wanted here, a book that shows what comics looked like in the forties. Kudos to Craig Yoe, Jeff Smith and IDW Publishing for a job well done.
Very nice book that reprints some rare Carl Barks stories. As usual author Craig Yoe has done a great job in reproducing such material in a very handsome volume. An excellent addition to any library.
It's difficult to find anything on Barney Bear. This book is awesome!
Carl Barks deserves all the stars there is, but this crappy bunch of bad xeroxes of old, below averige comic pages need only forgetfulness.
Ed. to add: I've read it now very thoroughly, and I may have been a little harsh at first. Still, publishers use of word 'restored' keeps eluding me; 'using any old comic pages we can get our hands on and making a shoddy facsimile' is definitely NOT the definition of it.