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Comic Concierge – History Through Comics: Three Fingers the Comic Disney Does Not Want You to Read


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What makes great satire? Always being anchored by an element of reality. That is the case with Rich Koslowski’s graphic novel Three Fingers that tells a familiar story about a very familiar rodent. But what truth is it based on? Let’s take a look at that as well in some darker elements of both Hollywood’s past as well as Walt Disney and the company he founded.

Book Discussed:
Three Fingers
by: Rich Koslowski
Published by: Top Shelf

Resources:

Judy Garland
https://www.thelist.com/112485/tragic-real-life-story-judy-garland/
https://time.com/5684673/judy-garland-movie-true-story/

Disney Animation Strike:
https://www.awn.com/animationworld/disney-strike-1941-how-it-changed-animation-comics
https://libcom.org/history/1941-disney-cartoonists-strike
http://www.tcj.com/george-baker-and-the-sad-sack/

Walt Disney Nazi Connections:
https://www.pastemagazine.com/politics/walt-disney/walt-the-quasi-nazi-the-fascist-history-of-disney/
https://www.german-way.com/walt-disneys-european-tour-in-1935-germany-austria-and-switzerland/
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1746847707074703
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1746847714546251

Walt Disney Racism/Sexism:
https://www.vulture.com/2013/12/walt-disney-anti-semitism-racism-sexism-frozen-head.html
Gabler, Neal (2006) Walt Disney, The Triumph of American Imagination, Alfred A. Knopf Inc. New York City, U.S.A
https://www.businessinsider.com/disney-sexism-rejection-letter-2014-1?r=US&IR=T

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Dan Clark

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