Thursday, 6 April 2017

FC 275

I was quite surprised when this piece turned up on Comicartfans recently. Carl Barks original cover to FC 275! Long thought lost and gone forever. Wow!


Here's what the owner wrote on the CAF site:
"This belonged to a California artist who sold at Art Shows along with Carl and Gare Barks. After becoming friends, Carl gave him some items-----including a 1970 landscape and this piece. When I saw it displayed on his wall, I asked if he would sell it, and he responded with a price. I accepted without any attempt to negotiate."

Now, let's take a closer look and compare this piece with the printed cover.



And I could go on.
The more I look at it the more differences I see. Even the line weight doesn't match the published cover. Enlarge the image of the ink drawing and compare to your own copy of FC 275 and try to spot the differences.

So, unfortunately this is not the real deal. The piece is still on CAF and can be found by clicking HERE.

1 comment:

teve vid said...

Om det vore ett Barks original till framsidan skulle ju t ex inte Dell-stämpeln finnas där.
Så jag nöjer mig med mitt tidningsex http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=500238

Jag ägde Barks-originalet 1/2-inledningssidan till Trick or Treat mellan 1977 och 2002, men jag minns att jag var lite fundersam på några prickar på originalet som saknades i de fotokopior som var ute bland samlare på DD 26 censurerade sidor. Men sannolikt var den äkta (med små korrigerande markeringar av Chase Craig "C C").