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November 2, 2004 Catching up with the news
First update since JANUARY?? It seems I´ve been lazier than Donald himself.
New Rosa-Calendar for the year 2005 has been published in Egmont-countries. It uses the recent Picsou-pin ups as predicted in oh-so-distant January.
Black Knight GLORPS Again has also surfaced here in Europe. Great story, lots of laughs. Second story about 3 Caballeros will be published shortly in many European countries. At least its due to appear in Finland during January 2005.
Don has been lately really busy traveling. Couple of weeks ago he did a tour in Scandinavia, now he´s in Greece. There is hardly any time for him to make stories right now, according to rumors the next one will be set in Klondike. Glittering Goldie will probably appear. Tune in for more details later.
January 3, 2004 New Picsou pin-ups in the making
Don is not currently working on any story. Instead he's making some "pin-ups" for every issue of the French Picsou -magazine. Apparently those are to be used to make a Don Rosa 2005-calendar once again in Egmont countries.
Also, Happy New Year to everybody. My promise for this year is to update more often this English side of my pages.
December 30, 2003 Black Knight GLORPS Again is ready
Don has finished this latest story. It might be seen in some countries in about 6 months.
Also, there's a new short article about how Don would determine Scrooge's birthday.
December 30, 2003 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thanks for all the visitors who have made 2003 a good year for the DuckMaster-pages.
November 26, 2003 The Return of Arpin Lusene
Don tells a bit about his upcoming story, below.
September 6, 2003 Scoop quotes DuckMaster
Scoop newsletter by the U.S. publisher of duck-comics, Gemstone, quoted DuckMaster's article "Why Does Magica De Spell Want Scrooge's Dime?" in its latest issue. You can read Scoop's article: Top Five Little-Known Facts About Magica DeSpell, here.
June 29, 2003 Happy Birthday, Don!
Today is Don's 52th birthday.
June 24, 2003 What next?
After finishing A Letter from Home Don Rosa might do one of these: Another chapter for LoS including Glittering Goldie or an another story with 3 caballeros.
May 24, 2003 Interview with Alberto Becattini
Alberto Becattini is an Italian duck-professional. He co-wrote the Italian biography of Don Rosa back 1997. I interviewed him about this and couple of more subjects. Read the interview here.
May 6, 2003 Statistics
D.U.C.K.man pages have some new statistics about Don's productivity.
May 3, 2003 Contest is over
Newsletter contest is over. New name for the newsletter is R.O.S.A.P.O.S.T. Winner, Aki, will be receiving a signed copy of Sportti-ankka album, that has Rosa's From Duckburg to Lillehammer -story.
April 22, 2003: A Letter from Home or The Old Castle's OTHER Secret
Don Rosa is currently working on a sequel to The Lost Crown of Crusader Kings. Story will be called A Letter from Home. As matter of fact, Don gave the story a second title: The Old Castle's OTHER Secret. Don's editor at Egmont, Byron Erickson, probably will only use the first one. You can read more about the plot, below.
April 21, 2003: Major renovations
Duckmaster-pages have been renovated to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This should make the pages load faster, and hopefully to look a bit better. Changes might have caused some errors, so if you spot broken links etc. please, send feedback!
April 18, 2003: Contest
This site will celebrate its 2 year anniversary soon. Because of this, newsletter will get a new look and will from now on come out in HTML-glory and contains some additional information. At the same time, the newsletter will divide itself in two: in English and Finnish editions. Newsletter will also get a new name. This is where You step in. What would be a catchy name for the Don Rosa newsletter? Best proposal will earn you a copy of Finnish Sportti-Ankka 64-page album that contains duck-stories with a sport theme. Included is Don Rosa's From Duckburg to Lillehammer. Prize magazine will be signed by Don Rosa himself. Send your proposals to me. Contest ends May 1.
February 22, 2003: Magica de Spell
Don Rosa tells about Magica de Spell (an old message to DCML).
January 30, 2003: Anecdotes, why no drawings for fans
Don Rosa's Amusing Anecdotes - collection of fun messages from DCML.
December 27, 2002: "Dream" will have specials in Finland
Finnish version of the "Dream of a Lifetime" will have a special cover and an introduction by Don Rosa. It will be published sometimes during late February/early March.
December 24, 2002: Don is working again
Don Rosa has reached an mutual agreement with Egmont. He is about to start working again after a 6 month break.
Black Knight GLORPS Again (25/26 p.)
This story should be finished in mid-December. I asked Don to tell the synopsis in two sentences... well, he sure did:
Arpin Lusene first must figure out how to get the Omnisolve suit back from $crooge who has had it sealed inside a massive block of Forbidium, then I had to figure out a new angle for the story since another assault on the Bin would be the same story retold. So I have Lusene decide to steal (destroy) the contents of the Duckburg Museum where $crooge is showing his trophy collection (which I describe as the world's most valuable collection of rare items) as I had him doing in "Son of the Sun".
A Letter from Home or The Old Castle's OTHER Secret (34 p.) (D2003-???)
Again a project with a lot of research by Don. In this story $crooge, Donald and the nephews are searching for the lost Templar treasure. Following a clue from the previous story, ducks return to Dismal Downs (Castle McDuck) and find out new things about the McDuck's past.
Trash & Treasure (13 p.) (D 2003-???)
Don finished this story in February 2003. In DCML he told the following:
It's another "gag" story about $crooge cleaning out a cabinet of old office equipment and papers, and after Donald throwing the junk out, $crooge realizes there was something valuable in with the trash, and there's a chase trying to get the stuff back (since once it was dumped into a trash can, it's no longer the property of the original owner... it's "salvageable"). I seem to have unintentionally started a series that all of my "gag" stories fit into. The stories always star only DD & U$, and begin as a quiet day at the Money Bin, some big trouble starts, there's lots of running around, then it all ends up back at the Money Bin, and DD gets the worst of the deal. The stories that seem to match this form are A Matter of Some Gravity, Attaaack!, Forget it!, Trash and Treasure, and perhaps The Coin.
The Dream of a Lifetime (25/26 p.) (D 2002-???)
At the moment Don is working on a story he has been talking about a while now. In it Donald gets to see what was Scrooge's youth like. In the story the Beagle Boys invade Scrooge's dreams using an invention by Gearloose with the intention of finding out the combinations to Scrooge's vault. Donald is sent after them. But Scrooge doesn't dream about his money, he dreams about his youth and Donald and the Beagle Boys chase each other through scenes of Scrooge's youth. In the last scene also appears Glittering Goldie like in Don's story Hearts of the Yukon. The basic idea for the story is from a French fan Mohamed Fahdi. From now on Don will do an extra page for the two-part versions of his long stories, that will better explain the previous part and maybe have extra gags. So the single part version of this story has 25 pages and the two-part version 26 pages.