Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Egg-Zackly What Our President is Talking About

To be clear, the president referred to here is obviously John F. Kennedy, who inspired and helped to promote a physical fitness campaign for Americans, 'specially dealing with the 'baggy state of our youth'. 

How's that going over 50 years later—the youth now being elders?

January 15, 1962

Monday, January 14, 2019


Today was another Sunday back in 1962. I remember '62 Sundays when I was a kid and enjoyed opening the funnies from the Rocky Mountain News AND the Denver Post. Unfortunately I hadn't started collecting Pogo yet, so no Sunday strip to show you today. 

I want to post something, so here's a bit of Kelly's bugdom that I applied some shading to. I think Kelly's bugs could have been a swell 'topper' like a lot of the older Sunday comics had. Annnnnd, it coulda been called 'Bugdom'. Of course that was a computer game later on, but anyway . . .

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Few Men is Built for Peace

I'm still confused as to Kelly's point.

January 13, 1962

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Get Stiff

Talking heads, so to speak . . .

January 12, 1962

Friday, January 11, 2019

Wouldn't Think that was Possible

Some things are not meant for human eyes to see (or evidently for cartoonists to draw).

January 11, 1962

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Wicked Truth

In one of the comments recently, Jannes made a good point (one that I hadn't yet distilled, though it was vague in my mind) (and I'm paraphrasing here) that a number of Pogo strips from this time were basically 'talking heads' with their silly conversations, but Kelly's lovely art and way with words, keeps them fun and interesting.

January 10, 1962