Just so ya know, I've been stalling for time so's I could begin an ongoing sequence of 1962 dailies dating from January 1, ON January 1. I can't guarantee that I'll make a post each and every day (this is going to be a very busy year for me), but I'll attempt to and if I don't then I'll catch them up on the days I CAN make it.
Many of you have seen this Simon & Schuster printed book cover before, but take a gander at the original art/original pasteup of the art in high resolution. This has got to be THE best cartoon book cover art drawing ever made.
Many years ago, as a teenager, I came across and rescued a thin little book that was a collective tribute to President Eisenhower, put together, I think, by the National Cartoonists' Society. The book was falling apart and apparently worthless, so I trimmed some pages to put in my comics morgue. I still have these 4 pages that I thought were pretty cool.
And, um, I thought it would be fun to include my latter-day character study of Eisenhower, down there at the bottom of this pile.
I must have swiped this jpeg from somewhere, cuz I have no idea where I got this from and no idea what any of it means, but it's a Kelly drawing, which means it's appropriate for this blog. An awful lot of my scans get swiped and end up all over the internet without crediting me as a source, so now I'm guilty of that as well. I wonder what Kelly thinks he's swiped.
This one I KNOW I posted some years ago, but I just came across it again and I marvel at how lovely Kelly's architectural rendering is, and how I'd still love to live in a whirled that Kelly created. I want to go to a Christmas party on Pippin Hill!
As I've indicated before, any dedicated Kelly fan has already seen 90% or more of what I share on this site, but we prolly have some Kelly new-comers showing up (and maybe ones who only have known the Okefenokee oeuvre, or parts of it). And of course my mission here is to love and share ALL things Kelly, such as this lovely map from one of his Fairy Tale comic books.
I have to say again that if I've shown any of these posted items before, my apologies, but after more than nine years of posting this stuff, it all seems new to me again.
This blog site is not as easy to post on as it once was, and my life is not as simple as it once was, so I'll post as I can when I can and we'll see how it goes.
I want to remind Pogo addicts that Kelly's genius was not just confined to the Okefenokee, so I'm bound and determined to search and share for ALL things Kelly, but of course Pogofenokee stuff is dominant.
AND, I've been posting on this blog for nine years now (!), so 2 things: I may inadvertently post previous material, because I'm too lazy to research my own blog, and secondly my material runs somewhat thin, though daily strips will keep me going for a while, if nothing else.
Okay, let's try this blogging thing again. This site has had the heebie jeebies for the longest time now, so I'll do what I can to tally up some posts. I've got some dailies from the early '60s you might enjoy seeing. So if you're new here, welcome, if you're old here, welcome back.
It was pointed out by Frits (in the kindest possible way) that my previous post HAD been previously posted some time ago, so again my apologies for that. I have posted so much stuff over such a long period of time that I'm completely befuddled on what to post next. But I will make an effort to pull up some new stuff, so stay tooned. I'm still having technical troubles with this site and I think you might too if you're trying to leave comments (though for some weird reason spammers are getting through jes' fine). I'll keep trying to get it all fixed, sooner or later. Long Live Kelly!
I have the hardest time getting on board this site to blog anything. But I think I'm on here again and I don't think I've posted this 1960s promotional booklet before. If I have, sorry, but I'm trying to get back on the Pogo train even as I keep getting derailed. These scans are by Mark Dillon that I distilled down to 4 per page.
These days, the state of the United States is somewhat in turmoil, due to leadership issues, starting at the top and bleeding on down.
Kelly was universal and timeless in his assessment of politics. Read this Song of the Mole closely, and all the while keeping Mr. 45 in mind. It's kind of eerie how prescient Kelly was and eerie how more things change, things stay the same . . . or regress . . . or something.
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