Carl Barks is largely responsible for the Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics as we know them today. We were lucky enough to also have the amazingly talented Don Rosa pick up where Barks left off, and I am truly in awe of both their efforts.
You'll hear of Carl Barks referred to as "The Good Duck Artist" as, back in the day, all the comics put out by Disney obfuscated the names of the creators. But fans knew there was one artist working on those comics who was particularly great as artist and storyteller. They just didn't know the name of the man behind the pen. Thus, he became known as "The Good Duck Artist".
Born this day in 1901, Barks created great Duck stories, and also worked on other characters, including Barney the Bear.
In recent decades, Barks' name became known and he's now a legend among comic aficionados. We're lucky to have had Gemstone, Boom! and Fantagraphics collecting his work the past few years, in increasingly lovely volumes.
Here's a bit from "Lost in the Andes".