Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanks and Giving

That address is not valid, but the sentiment and art ARE!

I miss Walt Kelly and new work of his all these years later...
but thankful he was around at all!

Monday, November 23, 2015

On to Johannesburg!

Three or four times over the past day I've tried posting this strip, but each time there were technical difficulties. I'm hoping this will make it through this time. So far, so good.

Today we learn Howland Owl's middle name. 

Otherwise, the usual foolishments.

October 25, 1970

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Can't Execute the Green Dog Razzle Dazzle Hipper Super Dip and Fade Away

This Sunday strip isn't the most interesting, or graphically pleasing of Kelly's work, but it's the start to a run of strips that get a bit better. Hang in there.

October 18, 1970

Sunday, November 8, 2015

What a Ordeal!

I only had time to do some color correction on this weeks's Sunday strip, no time to fix the bleed through from the back side. But I'd rather post now than later, so here ya go (ooo, all the way from 1964, from my earliest era of cutting and saving strips).

March 1, 1964

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Peace and Harmony is Our Fightin' Words!

Sorry to be late in posting here. Halloween festivities kept me busy 'til all hours — my fa-vor-ite frivolity.

Here is more Christmas Carol frivolity, one of Kelly's fa-vor-ite themes every year.

December 15, 1968

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Spell of Music

This gathering of characters makes for a great display of cartooning.

And Kelly's understanding of bagpipes is displayed in pretty accurate sound effects (SZKWACK PWEERP) as well as Porkypine's recognition of a Dudelsak. In reality spelled slightly differently, the Dudelsack was once the most widespread bagpipe in use in Europe. Becoming almost extinct, the Dudelsack today has many players . . . including Pogo!

December 8, 1968

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Big Game

This is Kelly still thinking in terms of comic books with their one page wordless gags. The gag, meant for children, is mild and a variation of a Kelly favorite theme — the little guy besting the big one. 

August 24, 1952