Sunday, December 22, 2013

Okefenokee Mudwumps

Let's jump to 1972 where I'm not sure if this is the beginning of a new arc, or maybe we've landed in the middle of one—I don't have time to check that out. How-some-ever, for your viewing pleasure, I DID take time to clean up a mess of registration and bleed-through problems.

Happy solstice weekend, y'all.

March 19, 1972


  1. Hi, Thom and great 'Thanks'!
    It's the second Sunday strip in a short arc lasting into April 2


  2. It’s not unusual to find Kelly amongst the list of inspirational cartoonists for a fair assortment of well-known artists. Bill Watterson, Berkeley Breathed, and Jeff Smith come to mind immediately. What most of these artists are referring to is Kelly’s refinements to cartooning - usually they are citing the late period Pogo, with its lush backgrounds and near perfectly rendered simplified character designs such as above. They practically feel like they are rubbery 3d dimensional objects, and not flat-props. I personally find Kelly inspirational for the visceral characters, which were in a raw and untouched form in his Animal Comics era work. It’s not to say he ever lost that - it merely was joined by the polish he acquired with daily syndicated strip generation, which stayed more historically notable for the professional illustrator.

    - (A)