Sunday, November 25, 2012

Party Kids

Hey there, hi there, ho there, we're as happy as can be, we're back on line, everything's fine and we've got an old Sun-dee . . . er, uh, Sunday. 

Yep, functionality is a good thing, and perhaps we can stay this way for a while. I need to work on a backlog of missed deadlines, and then—look out—more wonderful Kelly/Pogo stuff will continue coming your way!

Kelly allus had a thing about critters eating other critters, showing up all throughout the run of the strip. Can't be sure if that's what tickled his ribs, or if maybe he had a therapist who could conjure up all kinds of theories for his cannibalistic shenanigans (anyone who can talk and plans to eat another being that can also talk is a cannibal in waiting, in my book).

Notice the lettering on this early, 1950 strip. It's not as bold and perfectly integrated as it later would be. Kelly is credited with incredible lettering on the strip over the years, but I believe much of it may owe calligraphic gratitude to Kelly's later assistants.

For these early, early Sundays, once again a hearty thank you to DJ David B for scans! Again, I did some art editing to clean it up, yet I left a number of existing artifacts so as to keep it authentic to newspaper printing.

Happy Sunday, Kelly Sunday!

December 17, 1950

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Wored My Feets Off Up to the Cuff

Well, things are a little bit mizable over here—not being able to scan for awhile, and having the computer machine still acting up somethin' fierce. But that's no reason to keep you thirstin' for more Sunday Pogo. No sir. Not when this blog has friends like DJ David B. who has come to our rescue with  some fine examples of EARLY Pogo. I did a bit of editing and wahlah, we have a HAPPY SUNDAY, KELLY SUNDAY.

This particular strip was, I believe, in the excellent Fantagraphics volume, but shown as a 3 tier format. Happily I have some others from David that will take us a bit beyond that volume. I will get some of those up as soon as I can, but first I have to haul the computer BACK to the shop and ask them PLEase make it a reliable machine again.

Next post I'll tell you a little history of how David has come by these lovely lovely strips that he is generously sharing with us.

November 19, 1950

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Public Dump is a Public Trust!

Well, hi there! I'm glad to be back in your company, here with an 'early' edition of Sunday, Kelly Sunday. It's been a helpless feeling, being without computer for so long. Who woulda thought in my youth that I'd be addicted to an electronic gadget such as this when I was an old fart (though in my mind I'm still a dapper 24 year old). 

My computer has risen again, but it's full of glitches, still giving me the twitches. I've restored my basic files, but the other hundred thousand files are all out of order and hard to reorganize. Another problem is that the scanner doesn't want to coordinate with the new hard drive, refusing to do its job. For my other blogs, that's no problem as I have hundreds of images already scanned. But for the Whirled of Kelly, I usually scan the next strip just before posting. We're lucky here, cuz I had just scanned this post's strip just before the computer crashed. So I was able to stitch the two pieces together and clean it up just now, but wottle I do for next Sunday? I'll try to figure it out this week, but I'm playing catch-up with deadlines and may not have time. IF that's the case, I'll post some other kool Kelly stuff that I do have already scanned. 

Little by little I'll get back in your good graces, Mac willing.

June 18, 1972

Oh, and 'Hun', I owe you a letter soon's I can.