High Quality Quacks
Tuesday Comic Strip Day.
In the eighties Dutch comic artist Daan Jippes was working at Disney. He was asked to take over the Donald Duck strip by Tony Strobl. The pwers that be were not happy with the work Strobl was doing, but frankly the gags were no help either. Jippes worked on the strip for three months, taking over the Sunday as well. In fact, he was part of a team, but most of the strips are his. In the bunch I am showing now,according to Alan Holtz (using information provided by Alberto Becattini provided by the Disney Archives) the Dec 1 and Dec 8 dalies were pencilled by Jorgen Klubien. Dec 1 to 20 were inked by Jules Coenen. Jippes worked in a Al Taliaferro derived style, which he has shown he could mimic perfectly in his later Disney comic book covers. Later on Jippes starts pencilling over Tony Strobl roughs, but in a private interview I did about three years ago he rememers not using much of them.
In going back to Alan Holtz, I found that Daan's involvement in Donland Duck started earlier this year - when the Disney office started scrambling to get a replacement for Al Taliaferro. I will get into all that in a later post.