Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A NYCC 2012 Moment # 3 – or “I Am Curious (about) Yellow… Beak!”
For me, one of the best aspects of attending a Comic Con is the conversations that develop among friends – and the 2012 New York Comic Con was no exception.
A particularly unexpected possible revelation concerned the character of YELLOW BEAK, the parrot character from the classic tale “Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold” (1942) and its occasional sequels over the next two decades that featured such diverse characters as The Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan, and even Woody Woodpecker.
Given that the last original American story to feature the character appeared in 1963’s WOODY WOODPECKER # 76 – and that story was presumably written by Carl Fallberg or Don R. Christensen (both confirmed as regular Woodpecker writers of the time)…
…And given my scripting work on THIS COMIC…
…And, discounting any minor editorial tweakings that are the nature of the comic book biz…
Does this leave me as the only living American to have written dialogue for Yellow Beak? …Really?
If so, consider me greatly honored!
And, speaking of another bird in comics (he continues the tease): “Beep-Beep!”