It was pointed out by Frits (in the kindest possible way) that my previous post HAD been previously posted some time ago, so again my apologies for that. I have posted so much stuff over such a long period of time that I'm completely befuddled on what to post next. But I will make an effort to pull up some new stuff, so stay tooned. I'm still having technical troubles with this site and I think you might too if you're trying to leave comments (though for some weird reason spammers are getting through jes' fine). I'll keep trying to get it all fixed, sooner or later. Long Live Kelly!
I have the hardest time getting on board this site to blog anything. But I think I'm on here again and I don't think I've posted this 1960s promotional booklet before. If I have, sorry, but I'm trying to get back on the Pogo train even as I keep getting derailed. These scans are by Mark Dillon that I distilled down to 4 per page.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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