Carl Barks (1901-2000) spent most of his life in Oregon. In 1987, he was one of the three inaugural inductees in the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame (along with Eisner and Jack Kirby). He's also a Disney Legend.
[Carl Barks's] richest characterization is that of a mallard he
created from whole cloth: Donald's skinflint uncle, Scrooge McDuck,
a proudly self-made gazillionaire whose avarice is offset by his
bravery and sense of honor. ... Barks' flair for combining humor
with thrills is unmatched, as are his clear, expressive cartooning
and his command of visual storytelling. The full-color restoration
of the artwork and the useful historical notes give Barks'
consummate work the deluxe presentation it richly deserves.--Gordon
Barks... is considered to be one of the all time comics greats and his greatest creation, Scrooge McDuck, is his lasting legacy. Fantagraphics has been lovingly reprinting Banks' classic Uncle Scrooge comics into beautifully designed and recolored hardcover collections.--Rich Barrett
I'll never experience these tales from a child's perspective -- but there is no question of their quality from my point of view as an adult.--Jerry Beck
Carl Barks... was probably the best artist and writer working in the entire field of comics. ... Ingenious, clever, and funny, the Barks Duck Books... are as readable and immediate to me as an adult as they were when I first discovered them as a child.--Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL)
Let me be perfectly clear: The Don Rosa & Carl Barks Duck books are as good as comics get. Period. Nothing surpasses -- only matches -- the pure imagination, humor, adventure, and heart of these Donald Duck Uncle Scrooge stories.--Vince Ostrowski