What is Duckburg?Edit
'Duckburg' as in general use within this site primarily refers to the canonical universe created by comic creator Carl Barks and was later established by Don Rosa.
Every single major character lives in the city of Duckburg, Calisota, a lot (if not the majority) of the stories take place in Duckburg, and, if that's not enough, it was Barks who first came up with 'Duckburg' and introduced its first landmarks.
Even before Rosa, Duckburg was an element of the universe that was deeply canonical. And it was static! It had the same landmarks, the same museum curator, the geographical features were there... It literally felt like you could live in there (provided you had a bill, a beak, or a muzzle).
A couple of other names were used in the past to describe the universe. Mostly it was described as the 'Duck Universe', or the 'Duckverse' for short (the name the current URL uses), and for Wikipedia it's the 'Scrooge McDuck Universe). I'm pretty sure that we're not the first to use the name 'Duckburg' to describe the universe (it's too perfect for anyone else to not have thought about it already), but we are among the first, for certain. For all of the aforementioned reasons, to call the site 'Duckburg Wiki' felt natural.
What is considered canon on this wiki ?Edit
The 'Canon' we decided to use on Duckburg Wiki is the information on the Duckburg universe produced by Carl Barks and Don Rosa. It doesn't reflect the entirety of their produced work, but only the ones that were written by them. As such, all Carl Barks and Don Rosa stories can be considered as 'canon' with the exception of Carl Barks' "Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold", and Don Rosa's "Give Unto Others", "Leaky Luck", "Fiscal Fitness", "The Paper Chase", "Rocket Reverie", "Making the Grade", "The Annual Speedskating Race of the Burg of Ducks" and "Forget me not".
Is this canon official ?Edit
In one word: no. The Disney Comics Publishers tend to consider any Disney comics by any authors canon, be it Carl Barks and Don Rosa or other creators such as Tony Strobl, Vic Lockman Guido Martina, Claude Marin or Luciano Bottaro. The Barks/Rosa canon is a fun fanmade canon, shared by some Disney Comics Publishers on a personal level, but that is worth nothing officially. This wiki is specifically about the Barks/Rosa canon. Another wiki exists using the "official", omniauthorical canon: Scrooge McDuck Wiki.
Why Carl Barks and Don Rosa?Edit
Carl Barks, one of the most influential comic book artists in history (and one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame) was right there in Donald Duck's first appearances to comic books, and developed many key characters and locations, such as Scrooge McDuck and Duckburg itself.
While Carl Barks inspired a lot of Disney artists, Don Rosa is most notable for better establishing Carl Barks' universe and creating the "Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck", an Eisner-winning series very heavily based on Barks' universe lore.
What is the 'Code of Conduct'?Edit
The Code of Conduct is a set of rules required to be followed by every member of this site. The rules are the following:
- No spamming.
- No personal attacks or trolling.
- No attacks on third parties.
- No excessive swearing.
- No racist/sexist/discriminatory comments towards any group.
- No page edits disagreeable to the manual of style of each page.
Other rules of interestEdit
- Since (see the three "canon" questions on this page) Duckburg Wiki has a unique, special canon, no page about stories and characters not considered canon on Duckburg Wiki can be created.
How does this wiki's licensing work?Edit
Except where otherwise specified, the text on the Duckburg Wiki is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA) [full legal code here] .
As an author, you agree to be attributed in any of the following fashions:
- through a hyperlink (where possible) or URL to the article or articles you contributed to,
- through a hyperlink (where possible) or URL to an alternative, stable online copy which is freely accessible, which conforms with the license, and which provides credit to the authors in a manner equivalent to the credit given on this website, or
- through a list of all authors. (Any list of authors may be filtered to exclude very small or irrelevant contributions.)
All the images, products and characters belong to The Walt Disney Company, Carl Barks and Don Rosa. The use of the aforementioned material is under the fair use copyright laws .