Monday, December 31, 2018

A Happy New Year

Heart-felt wishes for a good year of 2019 to you all!

I hand-colored this beautiful Kelly art several years ago as part of my tribute to his 100th birthday, and, well, it kinda says it all.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Had a Full Day Lookin' at a Toad . . .

Such a joy to see Kelly original art!
October 31, 1970

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Stalling For Time

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.

Got it? 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Let Nothing You Dismay

I never get tired of seeing Kelly's original art, specially when it's festive!

Christmas 1964

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Best Cartoon Book Cover Art Drawing Ever Made.

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.

The Last Whistle Stop

Here's a sort of Kelly art oddity that's rarely seen. This full color rendering is from a Newsweek magazine cover from 1952 of lame duck President Harry Truman.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Behind the News

Kelly did some nice specialty drawings for newspaper folks.

This one is colorized by me.

Update: A commenter was wishing this image was in higher resolution. Okay, here I've replaced the previous jpeg with this high res jpeg. I hope it comes across as such.

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.