....................TONY STROBL SURVIVING COMIC BOOK ART....................
At Western, Tony Strobl illustrated primarily Disney comics, especially from the Duck universe. Starting with a Bucky Bug story for Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #100 in 1949, Strobl had a long and impressive production of Disney comics. He did comic book stories for Western until 1968, and for the Disney Studio Program from 1963 to his retirement in 1987. Although during his career he primarily illustrated stories written by others, he wrote some of his stories himself. Strobl's drawing style is characterized by its clean, even and harmonious lines, with a tendency towards the static.
It is common known that Strobl did not ink the comic book pages himself but only did the pencils. Steve Steere, John Liggera and Larry Mayer was mostly the inkers on Strobls magnificient pencils lay-out which was extremely accurate. It is said that Tony Strobl produced more comic book pages than Carl Barks, but nevertheless only a fraction of it has survived. And maybe even less surviving material than from the legendary Carl Barks.
As Western unfortunately routinely destroyed the original artwork there is not much left to have survived. In this section you will find the original art for covers that is known to exist in the form of original art. The covers are placed in chronological order. Still some original artwork is popping up from time to time. If you might know about original cover artwork by Tony Strobl that is not displayed on this site I would be happy to hear from you.
TONY STROBL SURVIVING COMIC BOOK COVERS 1957 - 1972.
1957 : DELL FOUR COLOR # 819 : MICKEY MOUSE
1959 : DELL FOUR COLOR # 987 : GOOFY ( Redrawn cover art )
1960 : DELL GIANT "BACK TO SCHOOL" # 35
1960 : DELL GIANT "FAMILY FUN" # 38
1961 : DELL FOUR COLOR # 1201 : GOOFY
1961 : DONALD DUCK # 76
1962 : LUDWIG VON DRAKE # 4
1962 : WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES # 263
1963 : WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #272
1963 : UNCLE SCROOGE #42
1964 : BEAGLE BOYS # 1
1964 : BEST OF DONALD DUCK & UNCLE SCROOGE # 1
1965 : WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES # 294
1966 : JUNIOR WOODCHUCKS # 1
1966 : DONALD DUCK # 108
1967 : DONALD DUCK # 112
1967 : DONALD DUCK # 113
1970 : DONALD DUCK # 133
1970 : WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES # 357
1970 : WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES # 358
1970 : WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES # 360
1971 : DONALD DUCK # 137
1971 : JUNIOR WOODCHUCKS # 10
1972 : WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES # 376
1972 : WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES # 377