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





2 comments:

  1. Very nice to see this in color, and with that unexpected last panel. (Though I also like the book-only panel with "foreign planet," one of my favorite Kelly phrases.)

    Is this the only appearance of Herm and Myrtle, the rare an' unusual birds?

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  2. The only one I've seen so far . . .

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