Bucky Bug by Don Gunn
Bucky Bug (W WDC70-03)

Don Gunn was an American comic book artist. He was born as Donald Eugene Gunn on 16 August 1916 in Cobden, Illinois. Gunn was an assistant animator at Disney in the late 1930s and early 1940s. In the 1940s, he also turned to printed art, starting out with publicity and merchandising artwork for Kay Kamen. He then began affiliations with the Grothkopf and Sangor Shops and started to contribute (mainly funny animal) art to comic books. He worked on Fawcett's 'Hoppy the Marvel Bunny' and did several features for ACG and Standard, such as 'Hunk O'Hoss' and 'Timothy T. Wolf'.

Mickey Mouse by Don Gunn
Mickey Mouse (W WDC91-12)

In the second half of the 1940s, he worked mostly for Western Publishing on their Disney and Warner Bros titles. He mainly drew 'Mickey Mouse' stories, but he also made adaptations of animated shorts. Gunn is therefore the first artist to draw 'Chip 'n' Dale' in a comic story. He also worked on stories with Warner Bros characters, such as 'Elmer Fudd' and 'Sniffles & Sarah Jane'.

Bugs Bunny by Don Gunn
Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies #71

In the first half of the 1950s, he worked on Western titles like 'The Little People' and 'Santa Claus Funnies'. He returned to do art for Kay Kamen's magazines in 1948, and remained active in this occupation until the 1960s. He was the brother-in-law of Lynn Karp. Gunn died on 11 December 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Donald Duck, by Don Gunn
Chip & Dale (W WDC 89-16)

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Last updated: 2015-05-04

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