News archive 2009

December 24, 2009

William Corbeil has sent us two new interesting watercolors.

Especially suitable for the Christmas season is ART345, William Van Horn’s only known Goofy drawing.

December 21, 2009

John Lustig is not only a Disney writer. About ten years ago he launched his own comic project Last Kiss.

We are pleased to present this splendid strip in a German version now. Every Monday and Thursday a new episode will appear on our site. Translations are done by Peter Kowalewski, Constanze Maier, Richard Meyer and Gerd Syllwasschy.

John, many thanks for the great collaboration!

November 21, 2009

Walt Disney’s Comics 700 with the Van Horn story “Close-Ups” (D2007-075, 8 pages) is available now.

BOOM! presents the comic with Bill’s original lettering and the Egmont coloring. Very pleasant!

Egmont has cleared Bill’s story “The Stick-Up” (D2008-308, 8 pages) for publication now. Rumpus, who has to watch over Scrooge’s money bin, is bored stiff …

This is the first story with Rumpus McFowl in the leading role. The translation into German will be done by Gerd Syllwasschy.

November 15, 2009

American publisher BOOM! Studios has taken over the Disney comics license for North America. BOOM!’s monthly titles include Walt Disney’s Comics, Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck & Friends and Mickey Mouse & Friends. They are mostly focused on modern Italian material, like Ultraheroes or Wizards of Mickey.

As Disney Comics Worldwide announces, WDC 700 will feature the WVH story “Close-Ups” (D2007-075, 8 pages). This is very nice to hear! Let’s hope it won’t stay a once-only exception.

November 8, 2009

Our artwork gallery now has two more items.

September 21, 2009

Eight more watercolors have been added to our artwork gallery. The photos were taken by David Anderson and William Corbeil.

July 18, 2009

Bill has finished the ink work on his new Donald Duck comic “From Dawn ’Til Dusk” (D2009-123 – 10 pages – script: Peter Kowalewski). He was so kind to send us photocopies of the finished pages as well as his pencil scribbles. We have added a scan of the start panel to the story entry.

With a little luck, the comic will be published in Europe in early 2010.

May 19, 2009

William Van Horn will base his next comic (D2009-123 – From Dawn ’Til Dusk – 10 pages) on a script written by Peter Kowalewski.

The Ducks go to Knob Knocker Flats to search for a rock for the Junior Woodchucks’ sculpture contest. Soon they meet a strange scientist …

May 10, 2009

Again, you can find five new watercolors in our artwork gallery. Our thanks are due to David Anderson and Steven Ng.

Also, we would like to thank our visitor Will Salo for his hints.

April 28, 2009

By courtesy of David Anderson, we present seven new watercolors in our artwork gallery. Dave’s eBay auctions are worth a glance, too!

April 6, 2009

We have added two more watercolors to our artwork gallery.

March 9, 2009

Bill is at work on three new stories:

“Nose Job” (D2008-307 – 9 pages – Donald Duck)

“The Stick-Up” (D2008-308 – 8 pages – Uncle Rumpus)

“Coff It Up” (D2008-349 – 10 pages – Donald Duck)

“The Stick-Up” is the first comic featuring Rumpus McFowl as the title hero. Bill already finished it in January.

February 28, 2009

Problems at Gemstone Publishing continue. The American comic publisher has closed down its office in White Plains and canceled all upcoming Disney items.

It cannot be anticipated yet if and when Gemstone will resume production.

February 15, 2009

All Canada is winterly cold … All Canada? No! It will heat up at a certain house in North Vancouver, for William Van Horn celebrates his 70th birthday today!

We wish you all the best, a nice party and tons of good luck for this round anniversary, Bill.

January 22, 2009

Egmont is now preparing the publication of Bill’s story “Nothing Like It” (D2008-123, 8 pages) in Europe. When Scrooge wakes up on a fine morning, he has a very traumatic experience …

The translation into German will be done by Gerd Syllwasschy.

January 9, 2009

Bill has just finished a new Rumpus 8-pager and will send it to Egmont these days.

Weather permitting, of course – North Vancouver is experiencing the worst snowy winter in 28 years! is a non-commercial fansite. Suggestions are always welcome.