Sunday, May 18, 2014

All Big Fishes Get Away

A lot of us love the slapstick antics of the swamp guys, the bombastic behavior of Albert, the bickering brotherhood of Howland and Churchy, the booms and blasts of fireworks and explosions that punctuate Kelly's story lines. But sometimes enough is enough of that stuff and we can use a little breather of quietude. 

Right in the middle of the brick-throwin' cat episode, Kelly gives us this sweet interlude with Pogo and the Rackety Coon chile, hinting that Pogo might make a great father if he wasn't so dogbone shy around female folk.

Next week's strip picks right up from last week's.

July 27, 1969


  1. I have to agree - one of Kelly's strongest points was his 'slice of life' stuff. Usually it involved Porky and Pogo in a 2 panel spread reflecting on the value of slowing down to enjoy things. It's one of the things that placed him in a unique bracket outside of the heavy slapstick or fairy-tale drama of his contemporaries.

  2. Thom,
    this is just to report that I'm still alive and enjoying your blog (my comment - posted yesterday afternoon - never made it here: probably still being bounced around in the cloud)

  3. Hi Hun! Sorry for the delay in getting this comment up. I've been out of town for a couple of days on a project. Glad to see you're still 'tooning in.