There are so many wonderful Walt Kelly treasures to be uncovered and presented in full resolution.
This back page of a 1940s Dell comic features the ducks by Kelly, but even more tantalizing is the advertised poster that has to be by Kelly, judging from all the style clues — such a magnificent example of Kelly's time with Disney characters!
Does anyone have a lead to a full resolution scan of this poster?
I have had a loose Pogo image for a long long time, without knowing where it was from or its context. That's the first image below with the big 'NO!', and the little Nubbet Nibble.
Suddenly, the image is reunited with the rest of its material, and I'm treated to Kelly art I have never seen 'til now, perhaps some of you as well, thanks to Samuel, who sent over a link to not only Kelly art, but Kelly's voice singing and reciting the words to this book, in a blustery PT Bridgeport baritone. If you'd like to hear Kelly himself, go to Kiddie Records Weekly, by clicking here.
In the meantime, gaze at this delightful art, drawn at the height of Kelly's late style, post Pogo in Pandemonia.
A big whirled of thanks to Samuel for the heads up!!! And thank you to the website for posting this and other interesting material.
The Sunday strip published prior to this strip was a Christmas stand-alone, and was posted by me quite some time ago. This strip takes up the story from we left off "for the duration". In other words, we ain't really skipped anything.
This go-round seems a bit more fanciful than some of the other hum-drummy strips, with Grundoon taking on this nefarious critter in a way reminiscent of Peter Wheat, with swordplay we hadn't seen Kelly showcase in years. Kelly may have been on meds at this point and mebbee they spiced up his imagination. Whatever, it's a nice change of pace. It was also nice to have Churchy's hat throw in another bit of color accent.
Thanks, as always, to OtherEric of the Digital Comic Museum for supplying more rare Walt Kelly material. I know a lot of you come just for the Pogo stuff, but this is the WHIRLED of Kelly after all, and EVerything Kelly is welcome here.
This particular story is a bit odd, admittedly, drawn in a style that is barely recognizable as Kelly work. But it's there—look at some of the faces and the general demeanor of the characters. And then read the story, delightfully odd, in the vein of George Carlson's delightfully odd Jingle Jangle Comics. But also, as OtherEric points out, who else but Kelly would have his signature joke of locating the story in South Boundbusses?
If all you come for is Pogo, well, see you on Sunday, Kelly Sunday.
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