I originally thought that I could handle this in two articles, but it turned out that it really wasn't as easy as just going, one article about Carl Barks, another article about Don Rosa. I felt that to those readers who are uninitiated with the whole genre, if I tried, it would just be unreadable.The tale definitely grew in the telling.
Bold assumption of you that I remember.This is for the record one of the reasons why I have been insisting to Thande for several years now that when Look to the West is finished and over, that he writes a short compendium volume about what thoughts went through his head as he created various aspects, which parts of the story he had clear in his head before other parts, etc.
I like the 2017 Ducktales, a literal cartoon for kids, answering this with "he's supernaturally long-lived and may be immortal"one couldn’t help but to start asking questions as to exactly how old Scrooge McDuck was supposed to be if he had first become a millionaire during the 1890s. But, in fairness, such questions could always easily be dismissed with “It’s a cartoon for kids! You’re thinking too much about it, and you’re trying to ruin the fun!”