Saturday, December 31, 2011

With Apologies to a Year Gone By

Raise your glasses! Here's to another year of Kelly treasures!

These two are repeats, but they're worth bringing to the forefront...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mr. Knoteven

It's not often that I get the thrill of seeing Pogo art that I haven't seen before in some form. But this Christmas 1960 page, from the collection of David B, showed up at the "Super I.T.C.H." site (International Team of Comics Historians), and indeed it was a thrill to not have recognized it.

Viva Kelly!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Paradigm of the EX-plicit and/or IM-plicit Exigencies of Parabolic Thought

This arc is finally and rapidly coming to a close—one more week, I think. Then we'll move on to something else. But until then, today is Christmas and I'd like to wish you a merry one!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas, Chillun!


Time to break out the carols and start riffing on Boston Charlie.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


A lot of animators enjoy and appreciate Walt Kelly's work and look to his art for inspiration.

I received a nice note from Bob Scott, an intrepid animator working at Pixar, an amazing place to work I'm sure. On the side, Bob creates a fun online comic called Molly and the Bear.

Bob is also a big fan of Pogo—big enough to slip Pogo and the others into his comic strip as a tribute (it looks like a Little Nemo tribute in the last panel as well). Check out today's Molly and the Bear by clicking here, and then subscribe.

Thanks Bob, for the heads up — and best wishes to y'all at Pixar!
Molly and the Bear © 2011 Bob Scott

About Molly and the Bear

It can be tough on a family when someone new has moved in, especially if it's a 900-pound scaredy-bear so terrified of wilderness life that he's fled to the burbs. Fortunately Bear was found by Molly, a fearlessly optimistic 11-year-old can-doer who has taken him firmly in hand, devoted to seeing her hirsute BFF cope with modern life. Molly's Mom is happy with the new sibling - Bear's an excellent conversationalist and loves her homemade cookies. But Dad is having a harder time, his role as center of the universe now shared with an ursine behemoth who, unfortunately, adores him.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Litter Squad is Relentless!

This arc is headin' for the finish line, but hang on, it's not over yet.

Look, look! Below! Fast acting action!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Six Hunderd Thousand Trillion

STILL we're in the same ongoing arc. Some mighty powerful science goin' on here. And I can't swear that's Waldo the fish in Miz Beaver's arm. Waldo used to talk up a mighty storm and this fish seems mighty mute. Perhaps Waldo expired by this point. Oh don't be sad about that. Fish just don't live long away from mighty moisture.