Hello there! Here i am on my first post in almost (or over, i don't remember) 2 years!
Since i became a Duck fan back in 2014-2015, i have been curious about this book by Johnny A. Grote: Der Stammbaum der Ducks. The only things i know about it are: 1- It seems to be based solely on Barks' comics (to be more specific, in Erika Fuchs' german translations of Barks' comics) and appears to be a book about the Duck Family 2- It seems this family tree is from this book www.jenspeterkutz.de/stammbaum_grote.html
But i don't know anything else about it. I'm fascinated by the Duck family and love to find new information about it, but sadly i don't speak german so even if i got my hands on a copy of the book i wouldn't be able to read it. Has anyone here ever read this book? What's it's content?
I am aware of Gilles Maurice's site. Indeed, i first saw Grote's tree there about six years ago. Honestly it's probably the most detailed pre-Rosa tree. Not sure if i like it though
Well, it's not official anyway, is it? Therefore you're perfectly free not to like it.
Well, he would be perfectly free to not like it even if it was official!
Still, I agree with Fethryfan that Grote's tree leaves some things to be desired. I think I discussed this before in the Ultimate Family Tree-thread, but while I like the fact that background portraits are used as relatives, the way they are used make no sense. For example - One portrait from Donald's wall is used as Gladstone's ancestor, and another one is Donald's cousin's husband... why would those people hang on Donald's walls? At its core, using background portraits is a fun idea, but I very much disagree with the execution.