Barks, Carl (1901-2000) Barks went to work at the Disney Studio in 1935 as an inbetweener and later worked on the story crew for several cartoons. In 1942, he began doing comic books, starting with “Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold,” and continuing with the duck comics until his retirement in 1966. His most famous creation, perhaps, is Uncle Scrooge, who made his debut in a 1947 comic book story, “Christmas on Bear Mountain.” Barks became the most famous of all of the Disney comic book artists, with a loyal following all over the world. During his retirement in the 1970s, Barks prepared a number of paintings featuring Donald and the other ducks. He was named a Disney Legend in 1991. At the age of 93 (in 1994), he made a lengthy trip to Europe to meet with fans.