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.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
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