Sunday, December 28, 2014

Betrayed a Public Trust

1971, Kelly still had his drawing abilities, but the characters had evolved a slightly different look to them — perhaps akin to aging, like we human beans tend to do. Pogo looks 'off' in a couple of panels here, and in those days Pogo didn't have much to say or do, not really adding much to Kelly's burlesque, even as a straight-man. Albert emoted a lot of histrionics, and had some angular features. I detect some possible art assistance here...perhaps Selby? Yet for us Pogo fans, each strip was still worth it's weight in newsprint.

January 17, 1971

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

All Thru the House

To all my Friends-in-Kelly, 
Let Nothing You Dismay!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cocoa an' Peaner Buckle Samwiches Would Help

Now we jump up into 1971 where Kelly's art is still pretty strong (what a swell coffee pot with an upside down flower), but his writing is a bit run down...sweet, but not as comical per panel as in days of yore. That's not a complaint, just an observation.

As always, LLK!

January 10, 1971

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Duel of Leap Frog?

Ha! Ol' Bear! Good ol' Bear! Barnstable, ol' Bear! Bear and Bug!

Good ol' Kelly!

Long Live Kelly!

April 11, 1965

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Near-Sighted Ol' Peepers

Here we get a glimpse of another of Kelly's cast of thousands — 
Miz Squint. She's a sight for sore eyes.

April 4, 1965