No hugs, no lessons

This old Donald Duck one-pager has been making the rounds lately. Or should we say, this Donald Goddamn Duck one pager. He shows them how it’s done.

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To our untrained eye it appears to have been drawn by Jack Hannah. Can anyone correct our woeful ignorance?

Comments

  1. Andrew Davis says

    That’s really funny.
    Also, HOLY COW DONALD YOU MURDERER. That’s pretty gruesome, Ghost Walt.

  2. says

    Looks like Al Taliaferro to me, but could be Hannah. Or heck, it COULD be Floyd Gottfreydson (the impact splashes look a lot like his, but that WAS the style of the day…)
    Definitely NOT Barks. And too old for Tony Strobl or any of the later gang.

  3. says

    Looks like Al Taliaferro to me, but could be Hannah. Or heck, it COULD be Floyd Gottfreydson (the impact splashes look a lot like his, but that WAS the style of the day…)
    Definitely NOT Barks. And too old for Tony Strobl or any of the later gang.

  4. says

    That’s Al Taliaferro’s, alright. He drew the daily funnies and Sunday pages of Donald Duck in the 1930s. The strip was usually written by Bob Karp.

    Karp and Taliaferro were actually the ones that created Hewey, Dewey and Louie, a year before they first appeared on film.

  5. Torsten Adair says

    WAUGH! My researched post vanished! The artist is Al Taliferro. Gladstone’s second series of Walt Disney’s Donald Duck reprintedmost of the early King Feature strips. The first issue in that series, #280?, the one with Donald juggling on the cover, contains it. Credits can be found at the Grand Comics Database, with information from the Disney comics mailing list.

  6. Ron says

    Add Duckman to your list of cranky ducks.

    How could you forget Duckman? :)

  7. says

    Also Mock Duck; and of course, many of Donald’s family members are either as grumpy as he is, or get that way when provoked.
    Dinky Duck from Terrytoons is non-cranky. So is Little Quacker (later Yakky Doodle) from Tom and Jerry.

    As for IDing “Hook, Line, and Succor,” the Taliaferro art ID is correct, while the writing is Ted Osborne’s. It’s actually the Silly Symphony Sunday strip for Sept 27, 1936, here as remounted for WDC&S 1.
    Heidi, thanks for spreading the gospel of Ducks! Jack Hannah actually drew Donald for comic books only—never for the newspaper strip. At Gemstone, we reprinted a 1943 Hannah story in a recent WDC&S (click on my handle to go to the back issue page at our site).

  8. says

    Add to the list MLJ’s SUPER DUCK, who was only super for his first few issues (1943-1960! Wow!) and then became another cranky duck.

    One of his favorite schticks was running after people with a wood-axe.

    Subtle he was not.

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