News archive 2006

December 27, 2006

Gemstone has announced more stories by William Van Horn for 2007:

In April WDC 679 will include a reprint of the Wolf story “Blow Me Down” (KJS001).

In the same month the first issue of “Spring Fever” will feature reprints of “Lost On A Dog” (AR124) and “Nap In Nature” (KJD066).

December 25, 2006

Bill’s new Donald Duck ten-pager “Just For Kicks” (D2005-371) has been completed and will probably be published in Scandinavia in March or April 2007.

The story is about an amusement park where Donald repeatedly makes a fool of the mayor.

December 19, 2006

The story entries for the Egmont comics whose storycode starts with D93 or D94 have been completed, too.

December 9, 2006

Summaries and comments are now available for the Egmont comics whose storycode starts with D91 or D92.

November 30, 2006

The new December issue of Walt Disney’s Comics (& Stories) no. 675 includes the Van Horn story “Snow Job” (D2005-128, 10 pages). This is the first English-language publication of Bill’s 14th winter story.

November 24, 2006

Summaries and comments have been added to the stories from the Disney days (K codes).

November 7, 2006

Gemstone has announced more stories by William Van Horn for 2007:

The May issue of WDC 680 will contain the story “Blowhards” (D2004-055).

In June, the second issue of “Walt Disney Treasures” will include a reprint of “Windfall On Mt. G’zoontight” (AR142).

The July issue of WDC 682 will feature the story “In A Minor Key” (D2004-056).

November 6, 2006

Now summaries and other information are available for all Gladstone stories. The other stories will follow in the next weeks.

October 21, 2006

We have added detailed information for each cover.

October 13, 2006 goes online.

October 7, 2006

Another Van Horn story is scheduled for release in Europe in January 2007 (D2006-183 – Winks – 10 pages).

September 28, 2006

The new October issue of Walt Disney’s Comics (& Stories) no. 673 includes the Van Horn story “Kid Stuff” (KJD003 – reprinted from Donald Duck Adventures no. 16).

Bill also made a new cover illustrating “Kid Stuff.”

September 19, 2006

A new ten-pager by Bill has been published in Europe (D2005-045 – The Critic). Due to his negative reviews, Donald becomes the enemy of all artists.

Bill’s bird can easily be spotted on the third page.

August 30, 2006

The American September issue of “Donald Duck & Friends” no. 343 sports a beautiful new cover by Van Horn.

August 24, 2006

Bill is currently working on four stories:

1.) “Just For Kicks,” Donald Duck (10 pages)

2.) “The Phoney,” Donald Duck (10 pages)

3.) “Winks,” Donald Duck (10 pages)

4.) “Easy Circumstances,” Uncle Scrooge (10 pages)

The last story features only Scrooge and Rumpus. Bill thinks it is getting time to tell about the two half-brothers again.

Also, I have some news about upcoming American publications:

WDC 673 reprint of “Kid Stuff” (KJD003, 12 pages)

WDC 673 cover for “Kid Stuff”

WDC 675 “Snow Job” (D2005-128, 10 pages)

WDC 677 “A Louse In The House” (D2005-044, 10 pages)

WDC 678 “The Critic” (D2005-045, 10 pages)

WDC 678 new cover.

The original sketch for this cover, which shows Donald as a policeman who gets stung by a cactus, was shown in “Donald Duck Adventures” no. 20 in May 1990.

Bill had made the second version of the cover on January 31, 2006 in form of a watercolor. The colors seemed a little too strong to him, so he made a new drawing on February 1. He mirrored the illustration for this final version, showing Donald on the left and the cactus on the right. Besides, Bill slightly enlarged the last version.

Bill gave the January 31 watercolor to me this week. It looks gorgeous and is already hanging next to my Barks lithograph in my living-room. is a non-commercial fansite. Suggestions are always welcome.