Mickey Mouse in Color
by Floyd Gottfredsen & Carl Barks
Six Years in the Making!
72 pages are devoted to the Mickey Mouse Sunday page by Floyd Gottfredson, the definitive Mickey Mouse artist. . These strips, from 1932-1936, are all reproduced their full, original published size in color using the original color proofs as guides. Included are many significant gag pages and the following four adventures:
-"Rumplewatt the Giant" from 1934.
An additional 72 pages feature Mickey Mouse daily strips by Floyd Gottfredson. All strips reproduced their full original published size with magnificent color added using subtle color schemes devised by Mike McCormick and painted by Olyoptics. The daily strips make up the following four complete adventures:
-"Blaggard Castle" from 1932.
Although primarily known as the Duck Man, Carl Barks also tried his hand at Mickey Mouse, especially in the early days of his Disney career. Mickey Mouse In Color collects his most significant Mouse work.
-Two detailed Mickey Mouse drawings Barks submitted as samples to the Disney Studios in the mid-1930s.
-"Northwest Mounted” - 32 pages of color storyboards done by Barks in 1936 for an unproduced cartoon.
-Actual animation drawings by Barks used in the Mickey Mouse cartoon "Through the Mirror.”
-"Riddle of the Red Hat:' the only Mickey Mouse comic book story ever done by Barks, never before reprinted.
Articles and Special Features
Rounding out the book are special articles and interviews with the creators, all lavishly illustrated with rare drawings, photographs, and published art. Included are:
Bonus Picture - Disc Record
GOLD PLATE EDITIONS:
In addition to the 3,000 signed and numbered copies of the deluxe edition of Mickey Mouse in Color, there are only 100 Gold Plate editions which contain an original drawing by Carl Barks!
In 1935 when Carl Barks went to work for Disney, his first job was as an in-betweener, penciling drawings of Mickey Mouse dancing a la Fred Astaire - with top hat and cane - in "Thru the Mirror." Unearthed in the Disney Archives in the last 1980s, many of these vintage drawing will appear in Mickey Mouse in Color, paired up with color film clip frames that match Barks' art.
Fifty-three years later Barks agreed to draw 100 individually signed sketches of Mickey (Average size of the actual drawings is 3 1/2" to 4" tall). One each will be contained in all 100 copies of the Gold Plate Edtion, numbered 1-100.
Trade Edition: The 9" x 11" trade hardback edition features the 8 rip-roaring comic strip adventures by Floyd Gottredson, reporoduced comic book size in full, dazzling color. Included are special features on Gottfredson and Mickey Mouse, featuring and interview with Gottfredson and an index of Mickey's complete comic strip adventures. These are not numbered or signed. A very limited number of these are available at $
***PRICES REDUCED TO ORIGINAL 1989 PRICES!!!***