Wednesday, February 28, 2018

I Love You Slobs and I'll Take Charge

These days, the state of the United States is somewhat in turmoil, due to leadership issues, starting at the top and bleeding on down. 

Kelly was universal and timeless in his assessment of politics. Read this Song of the Mole closely, and all the while keeping Mr. 45 in mind. It's kind of eerie how prescient Kelly was and eerie how more things change, things stay the same . . . or regress . . . or something.

Long Live Kelly!


WOW! I've been locked out of my own blog because of google gobbledygook, and had the hardest time getting to the right buttons and putting in ancient information!

I'm back on, and have stuff I can start posting! Stay 'tooned!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Kelly's Donald

A query came in the last post's comments, asking about any Kelly credit for this German edition of Duck reprints. You can reference that question in that post's comments, and the general answer is that the German cover is a modern 'tracing' of the Kelly cover on WDCS #101, changing a few details (fez, slippers, patterns, and even 'hatch' lines [Kelly's lines on the side of the chair indicate that Donald puts a bit of weight on the chair], etc). 

Part of the question was, is that the work of Jippes on the modern cover?  I'm guessing no, because I think Jippes would change it all a bit more to fit his lovely style, but ya never know.

And YES, we will have more new Pogo stuff, it's just stuck somewhere in the pipeline. I'm working on it!

WDCS #101

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Never Say Never

Sorry for the dry spell. I'm still hoping and waiting for a new set of scans of vintage 1953 Pogo tear sheets.  But in the meantime, here are a couple of Kelly rarities shared by our friend-in-Kelly David Burd. 

First you see a set of decals that are a bit strange, seemingly from the long-haired hippy era of my youth. And secondly some cards that show Kelly's work from his Donald Duck years in the comic books. It looks like maybe these cards are teaching kids to play Gin Rummy.

Well, Long Live Kelly, and hope to have some new tear sheets relatively soon.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Go Away, You Frighten Your Children!

 As noted by famed illustrator James Montgomery Flagg, "cartoonists make people see things!"

My favorite cartoonist, Walt Kelly, died over 40 years ago, yet he left us this Pogo story, as if in a time capsule to look at now, as a moral tale for our American society.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Polls is a Matter of Interpretation

Sorry to have dropped the posting schedule for a while. I'm awaiting more wonderful scans of vintage tear sheets and I can't be pushy when someone as generous as David Burd is making time in his busy schedule to accommodate us.

In the meantime I'll try posting some other Kelly goodness here and there. This from one of the latter day Pogo books.

There were plenty of issues in Kelly's day that are still haunting us today, making his satire just as relevant as we look at it fresh. Man, he would have had a field day with the political climate of nowadays. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Giddy Yap

It's awkward trying to line up the book version of this story line with the tear sheets, as some of the book panels overlap with last week's and next week's vintage Sundays. So I'm hoping you realize that as you compare the edits. I'm still fascinated to see actual vintage color on this storyline that I read over and over in the book, as a kid.

January 18, 1953