Comics America presents Carl Barks' Mardi Gras Before The Thaw. A unique wintertime look at Duckburg, its denizens and an ice castle. The Duck family and all their friends (plus a few antagonists) are en_joying a Mardi Gras Before the Thaw - a festive, subfreezing ice skate party. While nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie sculpt a familiar _looking snowman, Daisy and Donald Duck glide over the pond's surface, hand-in-hand, oblivious to all but each other. Uncle Scrooge is in his element, turning the occasion into a profit maker and if you look closely, isn't that Mickey and Minnie in the background among other recognizable silhouetted figures? This lithograph's regular edition is of 350 signed and numbered copies, encompassing a 16" x 20" image area. There have been no previous editions, there will be none in the future, and there are no unsigned or unnumbered copies. All printing plates have been destroyed to prevent future use. Opalesque is a registered archival-quality paper constructed of 100% cotton fiber for strength and longevity and is coated with a mother-of-pearl silken finish. It has exceptional ink holdout that gives it color reproduction of quality and consistency. It is acid free to resist aging and has alkaline buffering to counteract the effects of acids normally present in the environ_ment. If this print is framed or stored under conditions that avoid dust, insects, direct sunlight and extremes in heat, cold and humidity, it will resist fading or yellowing for hundreds of years. Carl Barks' magnificent oil is the eighteenth Walt Disney oil paint_ing by the Old Duck Man in a continuing full-size, limited edition lithograph series begun by Another Rainbow Publishing. This lithograph was printed in 16 colors by The Black Box, continuous_tone lithographers, of Chicago. All Carl Barks lithographs presented by Comics America come complete with any extra bonus items that were originally offered, and are absolutely brand new, and NEVER DISPLAYED, in their original plastic protectors, and have been stored away from light since they were origin ally produced! PLEASE NOTE: Because of the size and weight and special packaging of this item, the actual shipping costs will be charged. This may entail a adjustment to the amount of shipping appearing on your initial order. By ordering this product, you accept this adjustment.