That fish is probably Waldo, from several years before, but they're all acting like he's a soo-prize, so maybe he's a relative of Waldo's. Can you tell that I'm thinking this stuff out too much?
Color, well yeah, fairly normal, but the shades are off just a touch. That could be the pressmen's doing, as quality control for all the comics was in flux during this time. At least Albert has his yellow abdomen back, but Howland Owl is looking darker than he used to.
Color is coming back to almost normal, but just to keep us aware that something ain't right, Albert is entirely green, when normally he's got a yellow belly-side. And little Alabaster went entirely yellow for one panel. I know color errors sneak into the funnies all the time, but with the recent history of color snafus, I'm still watching it closely.
Love the red birds perched on the logo!
This strip is what I earlier thought would be the end of the current arc. But Kelly's arcs overlap and morph and I realize that I should continue on with another five Sundays. So keep comin' round.
From week to week, my newspaper would change formats on all the comics. You'd never know whether it'd be tabloid, 3 tier, or sometimes 2 tier, knocking off the whole top row. With this format, at least you got an extra panel than otherwise. In this case the one of Beauregard and Miggle striding along.
Now the brown of Howland and Beauregard is washed out.
Churchy is green again, but a different shade than all his years before.
Blue and green are dominant, not very harmoniously.
But, you know, everythin' startin' to come back to normalcy of sorts.
What? This isn't Kelly. Isn't this blog s'posed to be about Walt Kelly? Yes, and in this case, to show you some work that was influenced by Kelly.
Howie Post, in the late 40's had a magical series in More Fun Comics that was more than a little under the influence of Kelly's art style. For those of you that don't cross over to The Pictorial Arts blog, now's a good reason to. And once again you have OtherEric of the Digital Comic Museum to thank for it!
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