Ernest Hemingway: Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner, war hero, famed novelist, journalist, adventurer - and inspiration to Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, and Goofy! The year: 1999. The place: Italy. Fan-favorite Venetian Disney cartoonist Giorgio Cavazzano dared a creative team to take its cues from Ernest Hemingway for a striking, cinematic, and occasionally silly new series of Duckburg tales! In this original Disney collection, Hemingway's "The Battler" and "The Killers" inspire new Mickey and Peg Leg Pete parodies while our title adventure, with Mickey meeting "Ernest" in person! From Donald's bid for knighthood as "The Duck Who Would Be King" to Peg Leg Pete's invasion of a diner in "Bad Boys" and Uncle Scrooge's shark-wrangling in "The Older Man and the Sea," these epics range from direct pastiches to shorts loosely based on "Papa" Hemingway's work - each paired with its authors' "liner notes," telling the fascinating tale of how and why they were inspired. Genova-born Andrea Freccero was trained at Milan's Accademia Disney and is today Art Supervisor for Panini's Italian Disney titles, as well as one of the most celebrated Donald and Scrooge cover artists around the world. Alessandro Perina is the beloved artist of such modern Disney comics classics as "Scrooge's Last Adventure" and numerous X-Mickey and Wizards of Mickey tales. Stefano Turconi was born in Milan and attended that city's School of Applied Arts at Castello Sforzesco. Turconi is famed for both Disney Duck adventures and fan-favorite Disney sci-fi series W.I.T.C.H.