It's awkward trying to line up the book version of this story line with the tear sheets, as some of the book panels overlap with last week's and next week's vintage Sundays. So I'm hoping you realize that as you compare the edits. I'm still fascinated to see actual vintage color on this storyline that I read over and over in the book, as a kid.
Whoosh! I got too much going on hereabouts. Not enough time to scan from the Pogo book to compare to this week's Sunday tear sheet. I'm sure you will survive.
January 11, 1953
This just in! A scan from the Pogo Sunday Book that references this Sunday tear sheet was sent over to us by Frits van der Waa, all the way from Amsterdam, since I didn't have time to mess with it this week. It's fun, once again, to compare panels and see edits.
Here we are again, better late than never. And WHOOSH, a fine bit of cartooning, starting in on the classic Sam Handwich episode.
Once again, I'm including this particular segment from the Pogo Sunday Punch book so you can see how the page was creatively edited to fit the format of the book, for better or worse, slicing through panels and all. Whoosh!
Shown here is the last Sunday of 1952, still a fantasy within a fantasy, still part of my second favorite Pogo storyline (the first being the Prehysterical Pogo saga of the mid '60s). And it's still fun to compare to the Simon & Schuster version. Most all of these 1952 era tear sheets have been courtesy of David Burd, sharing the Tony Peters collection that he inherited, and I (and you, I assume) are ever grateful to David. David has recently started sharing some 1953 Sundays with us, which will let us continue the story into the classic Sam Handwich episode. THANK YOU DAVID, for these marvelous tear sheets!
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