Walter Neugebauer

Walter Neugebauer (1921-1992) made his first comics for Oko, with scripts by his brother Norbert, from 1935 to 1937. In 1938 he co-founded Mickey strip, for which he drew his famous characters Jack Jackson and Bimbo Bambus. In 1951 he and his brother began their own animation studio Duga Film. In 1954 the German comics publisher Rolf Kauka invited Neugebauer to work for his studio in Munich. Shortly afterwards, Neugebauer started freelancing for Rolf Kauka’s Fix und Foxi. In the late 1950s, he finished his old 1930s adaptation of Karl May’s Winnetou, which is considered a masterpiece in German comics. Under Neugebauer’s supervision, Kauka’s Fix und Foxi became Germany’s most successful comics magazine, even surpassing Walt Disney’s Micky Maus.

Walter Neugebauer: “Jack Jackson i Bimbo Bambus / Jack Jackson and Bimbo Bambus”, 1943, 51 x 42 cm

Walter Neugebauer: “Tom i Malo Medvjeđe srce / Tom and Little Bearʾs Heart”, 1959, 33 x 48 cm

Walter Neugebauer: “Winetou” # IV, 35 x 50 cm

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