That of course was the comic section of the paper, and most specifically the Pogo strip. The summer of '65 was an idyllic time for me. REALly needing a rest from school, it seemed like one of the longest summers of my life, daily escaping into my flights of imagination. Reading each of the daily Pogo strips was only momentary, but all these years later, as I look at the strips from that summer, I can recall the weather, the sounds, the dreaminess of those days.
In honor of that, and riding with the coincidence that the calendar of that year is the same as this year, starting today I'm going to post Pogo on a daily basis, Sundays and dailies—for a while at least, maybe into October. Gulp—that's going to be a lot of work. I beg your patience though, if I'm sick or have a sickening deadline, or I'm out of town, or have some emergency. If I miss a day, I will make good for it. And I haven't even checked to see if I'm missing any of those strips to begin with, but I've got most of em for sure.
AND, never fear, I will ALSO be posting other great Kelly stuff along the way, such as more Peter Wheats, and other non-Pogo material. But every day, for a while, you'll be able to toon into a new strip. It's not quite as much fun as having it show up in newsprint and ink, but try to enjoy it anyway.
And please leave a comment here or there. I need to know if anybody IS enjoying it.