Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Meet the Sheriff of Bullet Valley!

Sheriff of Bullet Valley is a Donald Duck comic story from October 1948, written and illustrated by Carl Barks.

This comic is probably the longest western story that Carl Barks ever wrote. Donald quotes classical western movies throughout
the story, as being his source of knowledge to guide his actions.

In this story Donald applies for a job as the Sheriff of Bullet Valley and his nephews plan on helping him despite how dangerous he tells them it is. They investigate the mysterious cattle theft from the Diamond Brand Ranch and find out that the thief is none other than Blacksnake McSquirt. It's a fight to the finish when Donald finally defeats Blacksnake.

In "Sheriff of Bullet Valley", Barks caricatured himself on a wanted
poster. In an interview by Michael Barrier from May 30, 1971, Barks said: "That caricature originated in the old Disney studio days in the gag sheets that us guys used to draw of each other
and circulate around. Some of the guys took to drawing me with
this tremendous big schnoz, so I just copied that old caricature."

Sheriff of Bullet Valley, sculpted by Bruce Lau is the second release in the Classic Comics Series and Limited to Production Year 2009. Sheriff of Bullet Valley joins previously released Pirate Gold the first release in the Classic Comics Series featuring Donald Duck and Yellow Beak. Sculpted by Bruce Lau, Pirate Gold was Limited to Production Year 2008.


Gurgi said...

I LOVE Sheriff of Bullet Valley - I thought Donald and Yellowbeak was good, but think this piece is great! I can easily see displaying this piece with the colorized Two Gun Mickey set.

Herc said...

This piece is growing on me the more I look at it.
I agree that he would make a nice addition to the colorized scene.

I'll probably hold off in getting this one, but it is very nice.

dopey926 said...

Great idea grouping this piece with Two Gun Mickey!!

Again, Bruce did a great job!

Matthew said...

This piece really brings a smile to my face!

I love the hapless bravado that comes across in Donald. Also love the base and the inclusion of the boys!

Great piece!

Chris S said...

Bruce is by far my favorite sculpture and he shines again with this piece. Very nice!

Behr said...

Great piece for the second in the series, and also great idea to add it with the colorized set from the other short