Indie and Disney master Don Rosa has posted online the final chapter of a bio intended for a collected edition of his works. After it was rejected by Disney. Rosa explains his decision to retire from drawing comics last year as the result of both the psychological effects of years of working, his failing eyesight, and some ongoing difficulties with how Disney deals with its comics licenses. It’s an entertaining read—especially for how his early years intersected with those of his hero, Disney artist supreme Carl Barks, but it’s also not hard to see why Disney may not have been thrilled to publish it. [Read more…]
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