Hi! There will be a slight dee-lay in posting up this week's Pogo. I'm going out on the town tonite, won't be back 'til way late. Hopefully have it up sometime later on Sunday. Come back, for heavin' sake!
I know some of you have said that if it comes to either not cleaning up a Sunday strip or not showing it at all, you'll take it dirty and disheveled. I jes' hate puttin' em out dirty, so I do a hurry clean if I can, which is what I've done here.
Yippies and Paul Krassner were in the spotlight at the time of this strip. Krassner, having been a founder of the Youth International Party (Yippies), was a potent rabble rouser and was famous for prankster activism.
This attorney fox guy looks like Seminole Sam, but isn't. And check out the worm's false nose and 'stache mask in the first panel, before he disappears (maybe squooshed under all that excitement?). And that's a pretty tree, isn't it?
I really am starting to run low on my stash of Pogo tear sheets, though I feel it's been a good long run. I did find another short arc that I'm starting here. The final punchline on this Sunday is predictable, but that's just 'cause we know Albert so well.
I almost decided to pass over this week's post because the clean-up edits were so intimidatingly extensive. But I know how all 3 or 4 of you look forward to the Kelly Sundays. Time is short, so I weaseled out on fixing some of the mis-registration, but at least I made it fairly presentable.
October 27, 1968
Because some of you like to see what a fiasco some of these tear sheets are prior to editing, I'm including the 'before' scan here. The registration is more awry than usual. The pressmen really didn't give a hoot about comics at this point in time.
I still have some cool bonus material that I just haven't had time to package, but I'll get it up as soon as I can!
A Friend-in-Kelly, Dan Cunningham (cartoonist & illustrator), was kind to alert me to the possibility of here-to-for unacknowledged Kelly art for a 1949 Snow White record cover. It's possible that an artist was emulating Kelly, but I'm pretty well convinced that it's Kelly work. Usually his work would be a little bolder in composition and rendering, but the art may have been diminished a bit in the production process.
Anyway, it's close enough to attribute it to him and for us to post it here on WoK, where I like to display all things Kelly, or at least Kellyesque. As I say I'm pretty convinced, but your opinion?
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