Sunday, December 30, 2012

Let Nothing You Dismay

I'm pleased as punch to be back online properly and able to bring forth another Kelly beauty from exactly 61 years ago today—with thanks a billion to DJ David B for the scans that I had fun editing to 'near-mint' condition. Amazingly, I'm STILL having computer problems—so I may or may not be able to pick up the pace with more posts any time soon. Believe you me, I'm trying.

I A-DORE the strips from this era of early '50s!
December 30, 1951

Monday, December 24, 2012

Mary Crispness

For those of you that don't know, I've had computer problems for the longest time now, not able to post scans that I've had ready for a long time. I'm also doing a bit of traveling, so I'm writing to you now on my iPad--- a little gizmo that I think Kelly might've liked. Ah, well.

ANYway, I wanted to wish you a jolly holly, and thank those of you who've been leaving good wishes in the comments gallery.

I really think that your patience will be rewarded within a week or so, the Apple gods willing.

In the meanwhilst, Mary Crispness to you and yours!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Seein' As It's So Near to Christmas

I was thinking tonight that Walt Kelly is my favorite cartoonist in the history of great cartoonists. And I was going to say that Pogo is ALmost my favorite comic strip. Then I tried to think of a strip that was more of a favorite than Pogo . . . and I couldn't think of one! Kelly and Pogo are my candidates for BEST cartoonist and strip of all time! And that includes Hal Foster, Milton Caniff, and Alex Raymond!

Here's an early Christmas present for you'n'me — a be-you-tiful Christmas Sunday from the early years of Pogo. Thanks again, so much, to DJ David B for the raw scan!

December 23, 1951

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Nibblin' Desultory-Like

How can it be December already? So glad to be back online!

The early Pogo strips were so gorgeous in any number of ways. A wagon-full of thanks to DJ David B for sharing scans. I still need to tell you a bit of the history of where these came from, but I've got to get back to my deadlines.


December 16, 1951