The contributor is a Lutheran Pastor in the state of Illinois and his great interest in the universe of Barks has brought him to start the international 'Carl Barks Fan Club
Helnwein's Carl Barks exhibition was excellent and the press was covering it extensively.
When I arrived at the exhibit earlier that morning Gottfried happened to be there and escorted me around the various sections of the exhibition.
Earlier, in February, 1994, Gottfried had flown me over to his castle "Auf Der Burg" in Burgbrohl, Germany, to bring 5 original Barks pieces that he wanted to include in his exhibition. Here I was able to meet him again in Munich at the Stadtsmuseum and with Press surrounding us, he escorted me through the various venues. At one point, there was a camera crew filming around a letter that Carl had sent to Gottfried years before that was displayed there in the exhibition gallery.
Also, Carl's original drawing desk (on loan from Don Ault in Florida) with drawing materials as well as Erika Fuchs' desk and lettering materials were in the exhibition. Erika had been Carl's "translator" for the comic stories and was responsible for translating Carl's words into the German idiom.