Monday, June 26, 2017

Honor One Big Lovin' Cousin!

Sorry to keep running late on postings, things are even busier around here than most ever before! 

Once again, we can compare the original Sunday tear sheet with the S&S b&w reprint book to see how editing was done, taking out panels, cropping, etc. Notably the last two panels of the Sunday excised from the book, presumably not wanting to be seasonal in the book, but here seen as a lovely and cheery heart warm. Looks more and more for these gnomes being Cajun.

Vive le bon soir! Vive le merry! Vive le Christmas! 

VIVE LE WALT KELLY!

December 21, 1952


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Snoor Snumma Coco Unna Wim Bimble

More stuff to compare and think about Gnomic ways.

December 14, 1952



Sunday, June 11, 2017

A Wierdity!

Now we come to one of my topmost favorite Kelly Sunday strips, the holy grail of my childhood, then seen only in black and white in the 'Pogo Sunday Book'. Color makes it so much more fun for me, looking like a page from the best comic book of all time. Imagine Sunday comic sections ever looking this great!

I was, and still am, such a geek for stuff like this. 

 December 7, 1952

Included here are the equivalent pages from the book just so you can compare how the panels were edited, doing some expanding.



Sunday, June 4, 2017

I SWAN!

Well now we've reached a point in Pogo continuity that was a HIGH point of my childhood, having seen some of this reprinted in Pogo's Sunday Punch in black & white and edited somewhat, cutting panels, adding panels, changing formats of panels. 

For me, it was WHAM! I was de-LIGHTED to see this fantasy element of human bean gnomes suddenly appear in the swamp. But now all these years later I see this great panel below and realize that it was not in the Simon & Schuster book! And the lovely tree in the first panel of this week's strip was truncated, and now we see the almost watercolor effect as well.

What a cool little episode this was, an early forewarner of Prehysterical Pogo in the mid 1960s. I've included a couple of pages from the S&S book to show comparisons of panel edits.

Happy Sunday, Kelly Sunday!



November 30, 1952





Sunday, May 28, 2017

Silently Steal Away

You just didn't see this kind of adventure in the other strips. 
Steve Canyon, eat yer heart out!

November 23, 1952

From the Simon & Schuster book, below is the extra panel that would run in the 3-tier horizontal newspaper format.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

THAT is SOME Space Ship!

This continuity is moving along into one of my favorite episodes, that of Pogo's first trip to "Mars".  It's lovely to see it unfold in color.

November 16, 1952

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It Jes' Take a Li'l' Psycholliwobbles

Lor' luv a duck, I love Kelly's 1952 style.

November 9, 1952

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Still Goin' to Mars in that Space Ship

Posting late here on Sunday, lots of stuff going on around here (publishing another book, y'know). But the hits just keep on comin'.

November 2, 1952

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Man of Science is a Man of Honor

Another lovely vintage tear sheet to brighten your Sunday!

October 26, 1952

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Is You Ready?

Classic vintage Pogo from a classic vintage tear sheet!

Timeless cartooning!

October 19, 1952

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sudden He Sees a Abandoned Horse

Another strip previously posted, but an essential part of current continuity, you don't wanna miss this dramatic foreshadowing.

Next post: a new old strip!

October 12, 1952

Not Needing Words

Must-keep-continuity-going-for-1952 . . . even though this and next post have been posted before here on WoK (just in case some newbies haven't dug into the archived stuff). Kelly did a bunch of wordless pieces like this for the comic books. His drawing is always so much fun to look at, not needing words.

October 5, 1952

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ain't She a Beauty?

I remember seeing some of this episode when I was kid, abbreviated in black and white, in one of the Simon & Shuster Sunday books, and jes' loving it. I never thought, then, that I'd ever be able to see the original, in full color, Sunday strips, and yet...⭐boing⭐...here they are! The internet has been very good to us comic geeks!

September 28, 1952

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Wee Man with the Big Sneeze

Some of you are only here for all things Pogo, but I maintain that I'm here for the Whirled of Kelly, loving all aspects of his oeuvre. Thus here and there I sprinkle in little tidbits of his other works, though I can't recall which comic book this page emanates from (Kelly's comics are pretty well seen these days and perhaps one of you Kellyphiles can share the info in the comment). 

I love seeing any of his many mice drawings.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pogo's House is Got a Leak in It

Back for a while with AU-thentic vintage/original tear sheet scans, thanks to David Burd for sharing the Tony Peters collection. I jes' loves the 1952 vintage!

Happy Sunday, Kelly Sunday!

September 21, 1952

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Perfect Beautiful Idea

I is addin' in several strips this week to make up for being away so long, even if it wasn't 'zactly my fault. Something about a Pogo Sunday strip to cheer up a person's DE-meanor!

September 14, 1952

Friday, April 21, 2017

WANT TEA?

Moving along into September 1952, a little vaudeville . . .

September 7, 1952

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bones & Bugs

I'm still working out a plague of firewall bugs, but bit by bit, byte by byte, getting back to normal (!?) around the Whirled of Kelly. I think the comments are working again and thank you to you loyal Pogophiles and Kellyphiles for hanging in there and being supportive!

To help catch up a little, here are two Sunday strips that I've posted before, but in the interest of 1952 continuity, I'm posting them again, now, so we can keep moving forward.

More great stuff ahead! Keep tooning in, and I'll keep knocking down the firewall!

 August 24, 1952

August 31, 1952

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A Sort of Scourge Is Hit the Swamp

Wellwellwellwellwellwellwellwellwell . . .

It looks like we're back! Some sort of firewall was interfering deeply with stuff coming and going. That and changes with Blogger have been a royal pain.

I apologize to all those whose comments have stayed hidden for several months. It seems that the flood gate has opened to reveal those comments at last! 

I still have lots of Kelly stuff to share, so let's hope that at least THIS swamp doesn't get drained!


August 17, 1952

Testing Testing on Easter Sunday

I've been having the hardest time getting stuff to post here on WoK.

And it seems that getting comments to post has been just as hard.

Let's try it again. Is this post showing up? And can your comments get through this technological tangle we call the Web?


From 4 color (Easter with Mother Goose) #220, 1949