Many years ago, as a teenager, I came across and rescued a thin little book that was a collective tribute to President Eisenhower, put together, I think, by the National Cartoonists' Society. The book was falling apart and apparently worthless, so I trimmed some pages to put in my comics morgue. I still have these 4 pages that I thought were pretty cool.
And, um, I thought it would be fun to include my latter-day character study of Eisenhower, down there at the bottom of this pile.
I must have swiped this jpeg from somewhere, cuz I have no idea where I got this from and no idea what any of it means, but it's a Kelly drawing, which means it's appropriate for this blog. An awful lot of my scans get swiped and end up all over the internet without crediting me as a source, so now I'm guilty of that as well. I wonder what Kelly thinks he's swiped.
This one I KNOW I posted some years ago, but I just came across it again and I marvel at how lovely Kelly's architectural rendering is, and how I'd still love to live in a whirled that Kelly created. I want to go to a Christmas party on Pippin Hill!
As I've indicated before, any dedicated Kelly fan has already seen 90% or more of what I share on this site, but we prolly have some Kelly new-comers showing up (and maybe ones who only have known the Okefenokee oeuvre, or parts of it). And of course my mission here is to love and share ALL things Kelly, such as this lovely map from one of his Fairy Tale comic books.
I have to say again that if I've shown any of these posted items before, my apologies, but after more than nine years of posting this stuff, it all seems new to me again.
This blog site is not as easy to post on as it once was, and my life is not as simple as it once was, so I'll post as I can when I can and we'll see how it goes.
I want to remind Pogo addicts that Kelly's genius was not just confined to the Okefenokee, so I'm bound and determined to search and share for ALL things Kelly, but of course Pogofenokee stuff is dominant.
AND, I've been posting on this blog for nine years now (!), so 2 things: I may inadvertently post previous material, because I'm too lazy to research my own blog, and secondly my material runs somewhat thin, though daily strips will keep me going for a while, if nothing else.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
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