Sunday, May 26, 2013


Here's another Kandi the Cave Kid by Kelly. Two different sets of scans showed up here, one from OtherEric and the other from Barry, both great friends of this blog. Each set had something different and better than the other, so I combined them in editing to come up with 4 pretty pages. Kelly has drawn quite a few monkeys, birds and dinosaurs over the years, and these are some of his earliest.

As I've said, some of the items that show up on Whirled of Kelly have been seen elsewhere on the net or in books at one time and place or another, but I want to have most all of Kelly's stuff to ultimately end up here on this site, and with high quality scans at that!

Thank you OtherEric and Barry!

Walt Kelly — Kandi — Looney Tunes #11 — September, 1942


  1. Well, by now (71 years later)it is common wisdom that too many eggs is unhealthy...

    Thanks, Thom plus contributors!


    By the way: If my count is correct, up to now you have posted 362 HIGH Quality Pogo Sunday pages. Quite a record I should say.

  2. I wonder if these were printed in the order they were done? The story from issue #15 looks cruder to my eye than the story in issue #11.

  3. Comics by committee! Works by me.

    Thank you once again for our Sunday, Kelly Sunday fix, Thom; even if it's not Pogo it's always wonderful to see.

  4. Thanks a lot, Thom. That's great like always.
    Particularly interesting is the monkey. Because to my knowledge (53 years of looking at and reading his works), there are not a big lot of monkeys or apes in the Kelly ménagerie. This is striking because generally monkeys are often a little bit disturbing and make very often awkward pictures, even with the best artists. Maybe Kelly didn't see fit to his universe, as well.
    (They're quite appropriate in his piece with the 50 monkeys, the typewriters and the potentially probable works of Shakespeare, though. But in this one weirdness and unease are part of the concept)
    This one monkey in Kandi is very fine, though, and that's wonderful to see. The body language is finely observed and rendered. And right on point, too. Fantastic art.
    A wonderful discovery!