Donald's neighbor with whom he always fights.
His first name starts with J as he has appeared as
(in WDC 63, panel 3.8).
Neighbor Jones was introduced into comic books by
Carl Barks and he debuted in
WDC 34. The
in that story looks very different from the the one in later comics
by Barks though, so maybe instead WDC 38 should be
seen as his real first appearance.
He basically disappeared from the Donald Duck ten-pagers about the same time that Barney Bear's similar neighbor Mooseface McElk was introduced in Barks's non-Disney comics. Maybe that's simply because Barks funneled all his battle-with-the-neighbors ideas over Barney Bear instead.
Jones was used by other writers as well.
One early example is
Donald Duck's Big
Artist Jack Hannah draws him much as Barks did, but
strangely eliminates his hair.
Jonesis such a typical name for a neighbor. Here are some of the Donald Duck newspaper comics with neighbors in them:
Jonesis mentioned but not seen.
J. Joneswins photo contest. There is no evidence this Jones is a neighbor of Donald though.
It seems like Karp and/or Taliaferro experimented a bit with different neighbors, but that at least some of them were recurring. Also it's possible that the neighbor with chickens (Sep. 21, 1941; Apr. 4, 1943; Oct. 3, 1943) has inspired Barks. (Just as Barks picked up some other recurring characters from the newspaper comics, like Bolivar.)
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