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Comic Creator

Tony Strobl

Anthony Joseph Strobl

(12 May 1915 - 29 December 1991, USA)  United States

Tony Strobl

The Saga of Windwagon Smit by Tony Strobl
Clara Cluck Storytime - The Saga of Windwagon Smith

(Dell Giant #49, 1961)

Tony Strobl is probably the artist who has drawn the most Disney comic pages over the years. He started his career at Disney in 1938, working on the animation movie 'Fantasia'. He also cooperated on 'Pinocchio' and 'Dumbo', before he joined the army during World War II. After the War, Strobl decided to leave the animation field and focus on comics. He started out at Western Publishing in 1947, where his first story was one starring 'Bucky Bug' (published in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories).

Moby Duck, by Tony Strobl

Throughout the 1950s, Strobl was one of the main artists on stories in the "Duck universe", alongside Phil De Lara, Dick Moores and of course Carl Barks. Mainly working in cooperation with inkers John Liggera and Steve Steere, Strobl has drawn a great many stories starring Donald and his nephews, as well as shortlived characters like 'Moby Duck', which he created with Vic Lockman.

The Jetsons by Tony StroblThe Jetsons by Tony Strobl

In addition to Disney comics, Strobl has also done stories with other funny animal characters for Western, such as 'Bugs Bunny', 'Daffy Duck', 'Porky Pig' and 'Woody Woodpecker'. He was the main artist on 'The Jetsons' between 1963 and 1968.

Bugs Bunny, by Tony Strobl
Bugs Bunny

In the mid-1960s, Strobl was assigned by Disney to draw comics starring 'Donald Duck' and 'The Junior Woodchucks' on a freelance base for publications outside the USA. He worked for Disney until 1986-87, when he did a daily 'Donald Duck' strip, as well as a Sunday page.

Junior Woodchucks by Tony Strobl
The Junior Woodchucks - Right is Might (1966)

In the 1980s he was furthermore a storyman on the animation series 'Duck Tales', and an artist for merchandise and children's books. Strobl's work on the 'Ducks' is easily recognizable because of his simple, clear style.

Donald Duck, by Tony Strobl

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