Comics writer and illustrator. New fans know Rosa for his Duck books for Disney, taking up the torch passed on by Carl Barks. Older fans of Rosa fondly recall "Don Rosa's Information Center" in the RBCC and his comic strips "The Pertwillaby Papers" and "Captain Kentucky." In 1980, Rosa married Ann Payne. Failing eyesight and shabby treatmnt from Disney led Rosa to retire from comics work. He and his wife, now-retired, enjoy tending to their log cabin home and the 25-acre lot on which it sits near Louisville, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:
June 29th, 1951
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Don Rosa - 'Keno Don Hugo Rosa' is a favorite creator of 21 usersAwards:
- 1995 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Cover Artist: (for Uncle Scrooge [Gladstone])
- 1995 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Writer/Artist, Humor: (Uncle Scrooge (Gladstone))
- 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Writer/Artist, Humor: (Walt Disney's Comics & Stories; Uncle Scrooge (Gladstone))
- 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Writing
Holds a B.A. in Civil Engineering (U of Ky., 1973).
A detailed essay by Rosa where he talks about why he retired can be read here