Carl Barks started drawing for Walt
Disney in 1935. In 1943, he began drawing Disney stories for Western Printing and
Lithography which produced the Dell and Gold Key comic books. Barks retired from the
Disney Studio in 1966, but continued to script stories for Western throughout the
Carl Barks (1901-2000) began working as an artist for the Walt Disney Studio in
November, 1935. By 1937, Bark was transferred to the story board department where he
worked on animated cartoons. He left Disney in 1942 and moved to Hemet, California to
start a chicken farm. Barks's unsuccessful chicken farming venture led him to
return full time to comic book work. In 1943, he began drawing Disney stories for
Western Printing and Lithography which produced the Dell and Gold Key comic books.
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