10 Questions with Don Rosa

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK goes back to print and a Living Legend stops by InvestComics 10 For The Pros. Mr. Don Rosa.
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Don Hugo Rosa
(Don
Rosa
) (born June 29, 1951) is an American comic book writer and illustrator
known for his stories about Scrooge
McDuck
, Donald Duck and other characters created by Carl Barks
for Disney comics. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, United
States
. A major work is The Life and Times of Scrooge
McDuck
.
 

Check out the news article regarding the $crooge going BACK to print before moving on to the 10 For The Pros spot. Click on the link below….

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Award-Winning Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Finally Back in Print!
 

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10 For The Pros 

Don Rosa – Artist/Writer 

1. What comic (character) would you love to have total creativity control over? And why?

(DR) Barks $crooge McDuck of course!!! But I DID have “Total creative control” dr6.gifover him because I knew how he worked best and editors let me have free rein!

 
2. If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be?
(DR) Mind Reading. 

3. Do you have a routine that you follow before or during work?

(DR) 9-5. Never before or after. Never on weekends. I never had a deadline and my background is in engineering/construction so I never work overtime for the same pay.

dr4.gif4. Who is your favorite creator to work with?

(DR) Not applicable. (I write/draw alone.) 

5. In your opinion, do you feel that the movie industry is doing a good job with the Comic Book movies?

(DR) With American Super-Hero comics maybe. But that’s a small part of comic books worldwide! 

6. What comic book hero/villain do you want to see on screen?

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7. “If I wasn’t in the comic book industry, I would be working…………”?

(DR) Still running my family’s 100+ year old construction company.

 

8. What advice could you give for a creator trying to break into the industry?

dr2.gif(DR) I have no experience in how to break in. I stumbled in as a fan. One day I never knew I’d ever do anything but operate a construction company. Then I was writing/drawing a full issue of $crooge Adv. 

9. “My best Investment in life was…….”

(DR) My funnybook collection 1945-1985.

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10. Have anything you’d like to plug?

(DR) Nope.

 


Bonus Questions!

Who were your influences breaking into the Industry?

(DR) Carl banks, Will Elder, Will Eisner, Curt Swan.

 

Digital or Paper?


N/A

 

Thank you Mr. Don Rosa! 

 

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