Thursday, June 18, 2020

Back-to-School Campaign

Much of Kelly's special art was dedicated to educational purpose. Note that his copyright notice is topsy-turvy.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Illustrative Portraiture

This is a fairly rare example of Kelly's illustrative portraiture, this of friend John Lardner. I wonder how many more examples might exist.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Little Folk Over the Hill

To me this is an exceedingly appealing 1935 page by the 22 year old Walt Kelly — exhibiting influence by Harrison Cady and perhaps other cartoonists who were drawing scenes akin to this. 

These characters are prescient of Kelly's later drawings of Brownies and fairy tale little folk.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A Little Extra Bite

Here's a little blurb about Kelly from way back, either from Time or Newsweek. One has to wonder how he would have handled our current mess if he was alive, kicking and inking now (oh, if only).

Friday, June 5, 2020

Shivers and Shudders the Land . . .

The Prince of Pompadoodle is toot toot tootling even in our day.

Out of This World

Over the years Kelly had a bit of a thing for blasting off for his guys. This is another of his messages for stay-in-school education.


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Kerrison T. Gramcragger, or Joe for Short

Time to tell a tiny Tiger Tale told in text . . .

Pogo Possum #7, 1951