If you love Mickey Mouse, you love Floyd Gottfredson. The fact that that name is esoteric, only known by the most meticulous of fans, is a shame that is thankfully being remedied. Gottfredson got his start as an animator at Walt Disney Studios, and in 1930 was tasked with writing and penciling the daily Mickey Mouse strip that would be syndicated in newspapers nationwide. Gottfredson scripted until 1934, but he would continue to plot and draw the series until 1975 -- a milestone of cartooning and continuing creativity. Gottfredson is as influential and important to the formation of Mickey Mouse's personality as the God Cartoonist himself, Carl Barks, is to Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge. Read Full Review
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