Barks made this sketch for fan Malcolm Willits commemorating their first meeting in Seattle, Washington.

The text reads:
Shake, Malcolm!


E.B. Anderson (AKA E. B. Boatner) had sent Barks a few books as a present. Among those were J.R.R. Tolkien's adventure novel The Hobbit. Barks repaid by sending him a pencil sketch.


One of Clara and Carl Barks' friends during the late 1940s was the farmer Don Currie who was notoriously known for his wild barn parties incorporating dancing and barbecuing. Barks gladly made the drawings for Currie's invitations of which two examples (1945 and 1947) are presented above.
   Date 2008-03-27