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Donald Duck: So We Reap
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Storycode: D99050 · Pages: 10
Script: William Van Horn · Art: William Van Horn
U.S. publications: WDC 637

Since Donald has been bitten by the collectors’ bug the Ducks’ house looks like a dump. When the collection keeps growing, Huey, Duey and Louie haul part of it to a different dealer, but their uncle brings back the same trash days later. One day Donald drags home his trade of the century – Happy, a real gorilla. When Happy is let out from his cage he crunches Donald’s complete collection and vanishes through the window. Donald decides to start a new collection, but the nephews lock him up in the cage.

Eight flying insects marvel at Donald’s collection. Bill drew a little bird on the third page.

William Van Horn: “I have been collecting comic art since early 1946. Comic strips, books, original art and so on. Add to this collections of magazines, posters, insulating material and all sorts of other things and you get an idea in what mood Donald is in this story. Of course I am not nearly as obsessive and fanatic as he. Nevertheless I had to exaggerate my own personality only slightly to build this story together. By the way: I do not own and have never owned a gorilla!”

 
Illustration Disney.
The Van Horn quotation was re-translated from the German book “Hall of Fame 8: William Van Horn” with kind permission from Ehapa Comic Collection.
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