News archive 2007

December 27, 2007

22 new watercolors are waiting for you in our artwork gallery. Happy Holidays from William Corbeil!

American Disney licensee Gemstone has overcome its distribution problems. From January to March the announced issues will ship with some intermediate deliveries:

January 9, 2008: Ducktales 3

January 16, 2008: Uncle Scrooge 371, Walt Disney’s Comics 686

January 30, 2008: Walt Disney Treasures 2, Uncle Scrooge 372, Walt Disney’s Comics 687

February 13, 2008: The Barks/Rosa Collection 2, Uncle Scrooge 373, Walt Disney’s Comics 688

February 27, 2008: Uncle Scrooge 374, Walt Disney’s Comics 689

March 5, 2008: Uncle Scrooge 375, Walt Disney’s Comics 690

March 19, 2008: Spring Fever 2, Uncle Scrooge 376, Walt Disney’s Comics 691

Christmas Parade 5 has been postponed to late 2008. In April the regular titles will resume their monthly schedule.

December 21, 2007

Four new watercolors have been added to our artwork gallery. We would like to turn your special attention to this one.

We wish a good Xmas to all our visitors!

December 11, 2007

Another nine watercolors are available in our artwork gallery now. Lots of thanks to William Corbeil who supplied us with tons of material. We’re still busy sorting it out. More to come!

Egmont headquarters in Copenhagen is now providing their European dependancies with Bill’s new Donald Duck story “Lost And Clowned” (D2007-074, 10 pages). It will probably be published in Europe around spring 2008. The translation into German will be done by Gerd Syllwasschy.

American Disney licensee Gemstone seems to have a distribution problem. So far, neither the November nor the December issues of their Walt Disney’s Comics and Uncle Scrooge monthlies have been shipped. We’ll inform you as soon as we learn more about this.

November 25, 2007

Five more watercolors have been added to the artwork gallery.

November 15, 2007

You can now view 17 new watercolors in our artwork section. Many thanks to William Corbeil who kindly provided us with most of these.

As a service for the blog generation, our Van Horn news are now available in the form of an RSS feed, too.

November 4, 2007

We have added three new watercolor drawings to our artwork gallery. Now we have already collected 90 images.

October 29, 2007

William Van Horn includes half-page splash panels in many of his stories. These are so fascinating in their richness of detail that we decided to dedicate a [REF=]section of their own[/REF] to them.

We hope you share the joy we have watching these beautiful drawings!

October 21, 2007

Bill kindly provided us with color copies of his watercolor drawings. We are proud to present 18 new pictures in our [REF=]artwork gallery[/REF] today.

Unfortunately, there were no reproductions made of some watercolors. So we would be glad to receive scans or photos of those drawings which are still missing from our gallery.

October 13, 2007

Bill has written two new stories and will soon start drawing them:

Scrooge For A Day – 8 pages – Uncle Scrooge (and Rumpus)

Just In Time – 10 pages – Donald Duck

September 16, 2007

Our Artwork section has opened. It is worth a visit!

September 12, 2007

Spring Fever no. 2 (March 2008) and Uncle Scrooge no. 376 will also have new Van Horn covers.

September 9, 2007

The March issue of Walt Disney’s Comics (& Stories) no. 690 will present a new cover by William Van Horn.

September 7, 2007

How well do you know William Van Horn’s Comics? Test it with our new quiz!

August 26, 2007

The September issue of Walt Disney’s Comics Nr. 684 presents Van Horn’s story “The Phoney” (D2005-372, 10 pages). This is the first publication in the U.S.

July 23, 2007

American Disney licensee Gemstone has announced another story by William Van Horn for 2008:

The March issue of WDC 690 will feature Van Horn’s comic “A Double Dose Of Triple Trouble” (D2006-302, 12 pages, written by John Lustig).

July 20, 2007

The year 1964 was a turning point in William Van Horn’s career. Everything could have turned out quite differently as our new article shows.

We hope we managed to surprise even long-standing Van Horn fans!

American Disney licensee Gemstone has announced two stories by William Van Horn for 2008:

The January issue of WDC 688 will feature Van Horn’s story “Winks” (D2006-183, 10 pages).

Another story by Bill will be published in February. Uncle Scrooge no. 374 will include the story “Easy Circumstances” (D2006-184, 10 pages).

July 9, 2007

The July issue of Walt Disney’s Comics (& Stories) no. 682 features the first U.S. publication of “Blowhards” (D2004-055, 10 Seiten). The book also has a new cover by William Van Horn which illustrates the story.

June 14, 2007

The November issue of “Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories” no. 686 will present a new cover by William Van Horn.

May 28, 2007

As it turns out, the new story by John Lustig and William Van Horn is now called “A Double Dose Of Triple Trouble” instead of the other way round.

Another story by John, “Oh, Say … Can You See?” (DD2002-027 – Donald Duck – 14 pages), has recently been published in several Scandinavian countries. It was drawn by Carlos Mota.

May 25, 2007

Some information has been added to the article about the Non-Disney comics. Also, we have added a Nervous Rex story from 1995 which we had overlooked so far.

On the Children’s books page you can now have a look at the covers of “The Very Special Birthday Present” and “Celebrate Valentine’s Day.” The children’s book covers are complete now.

Many thanks to Bill who provided us with information and material!

May 21, 2007

Bill is currently working on two new Donald stories:

1.) Close-Ups (8 pages)

2.) Lost And Clowned (10 pages)

The new Donald story written by John Lustig, “A Triple Dose Of Double Trouble,” has 12 pages. Bill completed the story in the beginning of the year. Possibly Egmont will soon publish this comic in Europe.

May 8, 2007

William Van Horn’s son Noel draws mouse stories which are no less imaginative than his father’s duck stories. We have now added a page on Noel Van Horn.

April 30, 2007

The latest issue of the German “Micky Maus” weekly presents a double-page poster with a calendar sheet designed by William Van Horn.

The May issue of Walt Disney’s Comics (& Stories) no. 680 includes the first U.S. publication of “In A Minor Key” (D2004-056, 10 pages) and a new cover by Bill.

Van Horn’s story “Just For Kicks” (D2005-371, 10 pages) is scheduled for WDC 686. WDC 684 will contain a story by Bill, too. The title is not yet certain. Probably it will be “The Phoney” (D2005-372, 10 pages).

Walt Disney Treasures no. 2 has been postponed to December.

April 15, 2007

There are not many Disney artists who put such a lot of care into the atmospheric depiction of the seasons as William Van Horn. For this reason we have dedicated an article to Bill’s winter stories.

April 3, 2007

About half a year after went online, summaries and comments are available for each and every published Disney story by William Van Horn. It was not an easy task to count all those flying insects!

Of course we won’t take this as an excuse to lean back in our armchairs. More articles are already in the preparation stage.

March 29, 2007

Spring Fever no. 1 includes the two reprints “Lost On A Dog” (AR124, 4 pages) and “Nap In Nature” (KJD066, 2 pages).

The new April issue of Walt Disney’s Comics (& Stories) no. 679 reprints the Van Horn story “Blow Me Down” (KJS001, 2 pages).

Also, this issue features the Mickey Mouse ten-pager “Faulty Circuits” (D98199) by Noel Van Horn.

WDC 680 will feature the story “In A Minor Key” (D2004-056, 10 pages). The story originally scheduled for this issue, “Blowhards” (D2004-055, 10 pages), has been postponed to issue no. 682.

March 27, 2007

John Lustig was so kind to revise his biography and provide some additional details. It is a highly interesting information that he wrote another Disney story for Bill in late 2006 – the first Lustig-Van Horn collaboration in about ten years.

Thanks, John! We are very glad that you like our site.

Summaries and comments have been added for the Egmont comics whose storycode starts with D2001 or D2002.

March 16, 2007

Today we have added a portrait of gifted Disney writer John Lustig to the topics section. John has been collaborating with Bill for more than twenty years, writing 15 Disney stories for him.

March 2, 2007

The new March issue of Walt Disney’s Comics (& Stories) no. 678 includes the Van Horn story “The Critic” (D2005-045, 10 pages) and a beautiful new cover by Bill.

February 27, 2007

Summaries and comments for the comics with storycode D2000-xxx are online now.

February 15, 2007

February 15, 1939: little William Roger Van Horn sees the light of day in Oakland, California.

Today, 68 years later, William Van Horn celebrates his anniversary again.

Happy birthday, Bill!

February 12, 2007

The February issue of Walt Disney’s Comics (& Stories) no. 677 includes the Van Horn story “A Louse In The House” (D2005-044, 10 pages). This is the first time this comic has been published in English.

The descriptions of the Egmont comics of the 1990s have been completed now.

January 26, 2007

You can now find an article about William Van Horn’s [REF=]lost comics[/REF] in the Topics section.

January 23, 2007

We have added summaries and comments to the story entries for the Egmont comics whose storycode starts with D97 or D98.

January 16, 2007

Today, William Van Horn’s fame is mainly based on his Donald Duck stories. However, one shouldn’t forget that Bill also created about 500 comic pages with characters of his own whose inventiveness and wit are by no means inferior to his Disney pieces.

We put a new section online today which is wholly dedicated to this period of his work.

January 4, 2007

The story entries for the Egmont comics whose storycode starts with D95 or D96 have summaries and comments now, too. is a non-commercial fansite. Suggestions are always welcome.