Sunday, December 16, 2018

Behind the News

Kelly did some nice specialty drawings for newspaper folks.

This one is colorized by me.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Alligator in the Cabinet

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.




                                       

President Eisenhower by Thomas Haller Buchanan

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

God Bless Us Each and Every Twenty-One

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.


Monday, December 10, 2018

A Song Not For Now

I think that it's lovely that Kelly imbued Churchy with the soul of a poet, however obtuse he could be.


Pippin Hill

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!

Christmas with Mother Goose FC #201

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Map of the Fairy Tale Lands

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. 

Fairy Tale Parade #6, 1943

Long Live Kelly!

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.

Anyway, welcome back to the Whirled of Kelly!


This Over Here is a Comical Strip

Let's start in by reminding you of the purpose of this comical strip:




Oop! Looky at What Got In

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.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Completely Befuddled


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!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Welcome to the Beginning

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.

I hope to see you again here, soonish.








Wednesday, February 28, 2018

I Love You Slobs and I'll Take Charge

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.

Long Live Kelly!


LOCKED OUT / BACK ON

WOW! I've been locked out of my own blog because of google gobbledygook, and had the hardest time getting to the right buttons and putting in ancient information!

I'm back on, and have stuff I can start posting! Stay 'tooned!