Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Every Saturday night about 9:00 I suddenly sit up straight and think, "geez, it's Saturday night about 9:00! I better scan and prepare the next Pogo Sunday", which takes between 60 and 90 minutes to scan and 'process' — getting rid of major bleed through, major yellowing, making color corrections, etc, etc — whether I feel like it or not.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
We can't post A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go without following up with The Account of the Wooful Frog. This is one of Kelly's sweetest little morsels of a story, as fun to me now as when I was 10. The little turtle tad is one of Kelly's many high-water marks for characterization.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
By popular request (any one person showing interest in Kelly is very popular with me), we take a look-see at Walt Kelly's take on the old saw, A Frog He Would a Wooing Go. Kelly did several versions that I'm aware of (it IS such a lively ditty). He drew these up for the little folk, but it sounds suspiciously like an old drinking song to me — with some ribald verses, I can hear the quaffing and rowdy clinking of pints in the background.
The two pages below are one of Kelly's earliest versions and is not related to Pogo, but is from the nursery song book that he illustrated. I'll get the other versions up soon as I pin em down and scan em.
Thanks Bruce for the request!