Saturday, November 14, 2009

Showman and Promoter

Kelly never really identified with the character of Pogo. The possum was too simple, pleasant, innocent—kind of a pushover. No, Kelly saw himself in his other critters: loud, boisterous—full of ego, greed, imperfect knowledge. Well, at least that's how he played it up with publicity.

Perhaps Kelly was really most like PT Bridgeport, the consummate showman and promoter.

The drawings above appeared in Life magazine, a great venue for showcasing the strip! And we see a cultural milepost for the definitions of gay and fey.

The photo below, used in other PR, continues to promote Kelly and Albert as psychological kin.

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