“I still get chills!”

Lucie International Photography Awards 2017, 3rd Place in Book/People
Rudolph Dirks Award - Presidential Award 2018: Journalistic/Academic Publication

Don Rosa 
Alex Jakubowski
Lois Lammerhuber
27 x 27 cm
296 pages, 183 photographs
English, German
Hardcover,  bound in linen,
„French Fold“-jacket
ISBN 978-3-903101-25-8
July 2017
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“I still get chills!”

DON ROSA is one of the world’s most popular cartoonists. For over 20 years he kept up the duck universe of his idol Carl Barks with his stories about Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck and the Beagle Boys Inc. He is adored for his detailed duck adventures. His biography, Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, earned him immortality and an Eisner Award, the world’s most important comics prize.

But who is the man behind the ducks? "I STILL GET CHILLS!" knows the answers. It is published in honour of Don Rosa‘s 66th and Scrooge McDuck’s 70th birthday. German public broadcast journalist, Alex Jakubowski, and Lois Lammerhuber, one of the best photographers of his generation, spent a lot of time with the star cartoonist on his fantastic, remote home in the wide reaches of Kentucky. Surrounded by one of the largest comics collections in North America, White Castle fast food memorabilia, amazing libraries of books, films and CDs, countless huge monitors, exquisite vintage cars and an enviable pinball collection, they talked for days in the artist’s studio, traced Don Rosa’s childhood on trips to Louisville and discovered the many facets of a man who has become almost as legendary as a passionate collector as he has for his art as a cartoonist.

And what’s more: Don Rosa himself lent a hand with this book, commenting on photos and drawings, creating typical Don Rosa quotes and turning it into a unique Don Rosa work.


Alex Jakubowski

was born in Berlin in 1970. He is passionate about collecting and reading comics. For his doctoral thesis he studied election campaign spots on German TV and has worked as a TV journalist in public broadcasting for more than 20 years. After five years as TV correspondent at ARD's capital studio in Berlin he has returned to freelancing for ARD-aktuell in Frankfurt am Main, producing pieces for news formats like Tagesschau and Tagesthemen and for other programmes. He is also an external lecturer and teaches in adult education.

Lois Lammerhuber

is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, and has greatly influenced his approach to photography. His pictures have been published in hundreds of books and magazines and earned him international awards, including three times the Graphis Photo Awards for the world’s best photo report of the year. He joined the Art Directors Club New York in 1994. In 1996 he set up Edition Lammerhuber publishing house. In 2014 he received the Republic of Austria’s Cross of Honour, First Class, for Science and Art, followed in 2017 by the Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the City of Vienna, the Prize for Special Merit for Representative and Media Art by the City of Baden and the Grand Medal of Honour for Services to the Province of Lower Austria. In 2018 he became Director of the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo.