Miss Paperett/Miss Quackfaster May 8, 2019 14:33:15 GMT
Post by Matilda on May 8, 2019 14:33:15 GMT
Does anyone know the history/origins of the Italian Miss Paperett? We're talking on another thread about whether it's possible to see the usual contemporary Italian Miss Paperett as being the same character as Miss Quackfaster (Barks/other American/Egmont). Does anyone know when and why the character design of Miss Paperett was developed?
When I look at the "Miss Quackfaster" gallery on her character page on Inducks, there are three instances drawn by Perego where the secretary looks more like the Barks etc. Miss Q: bun on the back of head, glasses--though the hair is colored yellow. She is, though, considerably taller and skinnier than the Miss Q I know. So was this a step in the gradual evolution of the Italian Miss P from a character who looked like Miss Q into someone who looked quite different? When did the contemporary Miss Paperett first appear?
I'm wondering whether people just wanted to give Scrooge a younger-looking, more "fun" secretary, and used the same name because that's the name for Scrooge's secretary, but were really basically creating a new character. Of course, there wasn't all that much established about Miss Q's personality, other than efficiency and willingness to work for a pretty meager salary, even though she's working for a gazillionaire. So it's not easy to determine whether it's the same person by the nature of her character.
How does this relate to the two versions of Scrooge's butler Battista in Italian comics? Is it a similar story, of the same name being used for a character who holds a certain job in Scrooge's operation even though the characters look quite different? (If I've got that correct, that there was the usual Battista and the Battista, as Inducks says, in Cimino scripts. I always get confused anyway about the various butlers, DuckTales' Duckworth and Battista/Quackmore/Albert.)