The Twelve Days of Christmas are traditionally the festive days beginning on Christmas Day and ending on January 5, the day before the Feast of the Epiphany. The song, of course, demonstrates that gift giving can be a continuous activity during this time.
Thirty-eight years ago today, this daily appeared in the paper and really stood out as pretty unusual for Pogo at that time. I was a month away from shipping out to boot camp, and yet there I was, still clipping daily Pogos for posterity. Looking at this and the next few clippings in their original printed size, I'm surprised how small they are, and how hard to see the details, even looming in close.
Kelly put such loving detail into each panel that I'm pleased I can now scan these at much larger size and scrutinize them as they deserve to be seen.
Come back over the next few days to see this played out in its entirety.
We Walt Kelly fans received a wonderful Christmas present from fellow Kelly fan OtherEric. He recently took ownership of issue #33 of The Adventures of Peter Wheat and immediately freed it from that devilish encapsulating slab that has insidiously infiltrated the industry of imagination. And OtherEric very generously offered to let me premier his scans here (with my quick processing), before he posted them to join other great scans of his at goldenagecomics.co.uk. Thanks OtherEric and Happy Holidays to you!
This 16 page promotional comic features characters created by Walt Kelly. This was a very successful promotion for the Peter Wheat Bread and Bakers Associates. The book was printed by the main headquarters and than sold to regional bakeries or stores who than had their names imprinted on the book. The book was published from 1948 until 1956. There are 66 known issues as well as several fun books in the series. The fun books contained puzzles and coloring pages. Walt Kelly set the tone for the promo and then worked on the first 35 issues. He also did several other giveaways and games for the company. (quoting Diamond Galleries)
So, this is the following Sunday strip after the previous post's strip, and again is one of my favorites, just for the coloring, if nothing else. It's dark and rich and really cool for the red moon rising that changes phase, position and coloring.
And as pointed out two posts ago, it has a slight connection to a generation before, because of the architecture of the house being quite similar to the shoe house lines (disregarding the shoe) of the Mother Goose cover. Yeah yeah I know, big deal—but really, either Kelly was looking at that cover, or he had that house imprinted on his mind.
There's been a lot of versions of this weathered old poem, but this is (I think) a genuinely funny take on it. This was published at the height (or depths) of the Cold War, but you'll love this, little Posie of Pinsk.
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