Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Book Profiles Disney Duck Artist Don Rosa

A big new hardcover book, full of photos of famous Disney comic book Duck artist Don Rosa's studio and home and famous collection of comics (and more) will be out soon. I STILL GET CHILLS will be available on June 29, 2017. Here is Don to tell you more, and the press release.

DON ROSA is one of the world’s most popular cartoonists. For over 20 years he kept up the duck universe of his idol Carl Barks with his stories about Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck and the Beagle Boys Inc. He is adored for his detailed duck adventures. His biography Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck earned him immortality and an Eisner Award, the world’s most important comics prize. 

But who is the man behind the ducks, who stopped drawing ten years ago and still attracts a growing fan base? German public broadcast journalist. Alex Jakubowski, and Lois ­Lammerhuber, one of the best photographers of his generation, spent a lot of time with the star cartoonist on his fantastic, remote home in the wide reaches of Kentucky. 

Surrounded by one of the largest comics collections in North America, White Castle fast food memorabilia, amazing libraries of books, films and CDs, countless huge monitors, exquisite vintage cars and an enviable pinball collection, they talked for days in the artist’s studio, traced Don Rosa’s childhood on trips to Louisville and discovered the many facets of a man who has become almost as legendary as a passionate collector as he has for his art as a cartoonist. On all fours they crawled with Don through his beloved chili plantation for hours and in the evening enjoyed his sensational skills for barbecuing monster steaks and super chickens. And, of course, the large-format book also reports on their investigations into Don’s t-shirt mania and on his dogs Aggie and Leo.

If this has made you want 
to order this book NOW,
which, as a result of Don Rosa‘s involvement in its composition,
will include many special surprises 
which must, of course, remain a secret 
until its publication on DON ROSA’S 66th BIRTHDAY on 29 June 2017, 
then you can now order the book

“I still get chills”

by Don Rosa, Alex Jakubowski and Lois Lammerhuber
in a numbered and signed edition – for DOUBLE THE RETAIL PRICe.
For this higher price 
your name 
will appear on one of the first pages of the book as an Honourable MENTION
forming an INTRINSIC link with this very personal story of his life.
The HONOURABLE MENTION will be printed in each copy of the total edition.
Anyone ordering the book now 
thus becomes part of the whole project and will receive, 
on a first come first served basis, 
a numbered copy signed by DON ROSA 
for the price of 
99 Euros

In addition there will be a extra special edition of the book in
111 copies
which will, in addition to the 
Honourable Mention, include a Fine art print of Don Rosa’s favourite photograph
from the book, of course in a numbered and signed edition,
199 Euros

Order here

1 comment:

DBenson said...

Surprised and glad that Don Rosa is deservedly prosperous. I understood that historically comic book creators rarely if ever got more than a one-time page rate, even for Disney stories reprinted globally (Carl Barks' major financial rewards seemed to come from his late-period paintings and lithographs, and there was a bit of friction with Disney over those).

Also surprised and glad he's finally getting the quality reprint treatment (although I'm probably sticking to my paperbound Gladstones and Gemstones