Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Spell of Music

This gathering of characters makes for a great display of cartooning.

And Kelly's understanding of bagpipes is displayed in pretty accurate sound effects (SZKWACK PWEERP) as well as Porkypine's recognition of a Dudelsak. In reality spelled slightly differently, the Dudelsack was once the most widespread bagpipe in use in Europe. Becoming almost extinct, the Dudelsack today has many players . . . including Pogo!

December 8, 1968

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Big Game

This is Kelly still thinking in terms of comic books with their one page wordless gags. The gag, meant for children, is mild and a variation of a Kelly favorite theme — the little guy besting the big one. 

August 24, 1952

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Not Quite Dry As a Bone

More sweetness and quietude, from 1952, one of my favorite years in more ways than one. Pup Dog never took on humanish behavior, to his credit. Beauregard, well, he vacillated.

August 31, 1952

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Nobody Lives By Bread By His Own Self

Another strip that I cut out from my Sunday paper all the way back in 1964, waiting 51 years just to be shared with you. Life is weird.

February 23, 1964