Kelly on a run as he rummaged around the world in the early '60s, filing reports from hither and yon. Some of his reports have been reprinted here and there, like Berlin and such, but I wonder if there are more to be found.
As most of you Kelly addicts, all over the whole wide world, know, Kelly did a lot of covers and some stories for Disney Dell Comics back in the '40s. He did some miscellaneous stuff like posters and house ads . . . like this one for Disney comics. It's pretty funny for an ad, somewhat like what Mad Magazine would have done, and pretty inappropriate for its racial stereotype.
But hey, that was then, this is now.
And later, Kelly returned to the Russian steppes for Pogo.
If this isn't Albert the Alligator disguised as a Crocodile, then it's a doppelgänger. We all have doppelgängers out there somewhere, don't we? Anyway, this is from a Raggedy Ann & Andy comic book, from sometime in the '40s (I just don't feel like looking it up right now).
Kelly once told me that Lewis Carroll was one of his biggest creative influences. But of course.
Yep, for a while there I thought Uncle Rip Van Turkle was the real deal, but I too think he went to far with his tall remembrances. But in the land of Kelly you never know.
In the final panel R.V.T. says 'Hey, chief! There's more!' Well actually there is no more (of this particular story). I think the last panels ran on a Friday and the Saturday strip would've been a standalone and then a couple days later the Pandemonia story begins which I have posted long ago. There's a Sunday strip just after these last panels and I'm posting it again down below, just to help bridge the gap.
Seeing as how these strips are from 1966, the 'current crop of kids' then are what we call Boomers today (of which I'm one of). I guess it makes sense that every generation has its conflicts, but, well, okay Boomer.
Yep, I can see why this daily wasn't included in the French/Belgian version. Imagine trying to translate all that dialogue into something comprehensible. Only Kelly could fit this much stuff into a daily.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
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