Selby Kelly and Steve Thompson, Pogo Files for Pogophiles: a Retrospective on
50 Years of Walt Kelly's Classic Comic Strip (Richfield, MN: Spring Hollow Books,
1992), 22–23. 116. "Nate: Jeesus CHRIST!" Walt Kelly to Nate Aleskovsky, ...
Author: James Eric Black
"This examination of Walt Kelly's Pogo writings and humor provides a great little niche study for popular culture studies. Recommended"--Choice One of the most popular comic strips of the 1950s and the first to reference politics of the day, Walt Kelly's Pogo took on Joe McCarthy before the controversial senator was a blip on Edward R. Murrow's radar. The strip's satire was so biting, it was often relegated to newspaper editorial sections at a time when artists in other media were blacklisted for far less. Pogo was the vanguard of today's political comic strips, such as Doonesbury and Pearls Before Swine, and a precursor of the modern political parody of late night television. This comprehensive biography of Kelly reveals the life of a conflicted man and unravels the symbolism and word-play of his art for modern readers. There are 241 original Pogo comic strips illustrated and 13 other Kelly artworks (as well as illustrations by other cartoonists).
Walt Kelly, Pogo, October 30, 1951, to November 20, 1951, and March 11, 1952,
reprinted in Walt Kelly, Pogo,vol. ... 1984); Selby Kelly, Pogo Files for Pogophiles;
Kempton, “Pogo's So-So Stories (So, So Wonderful),” in WK, box WK1. 74.
Author: Stephen E. Kercher
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
We live in a time much like the postwar era. A time of arch political conservatism and vast social conformity. A time in which our nation’s leaders question and challenge the patriotism of those who oppose their policies. But before there was Jon Stewart, Al Franken, or Bill Maher, there were Mort Sahl, Stan Freberg, and Lenny Bruce—liberal satirists who, through their wry and scabrous comedic routines, waged war against the political ironies, contradictions, and hypocrisies of their times. Revel with a Cause is their story. Stephen Kercher here provides the first comprehensive look at the satiric humor that flourished in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. Focusing on an impressive range of comedy—not just standup comedians of the day but also satirical publications like MAD magazine, improvisational theater groups such asSecond City, the motion picture Dr. Strangelove, and TV shows like That Was the Week That Was—Kercher reminds us that the postwar era saw varieties of comic expression that were more challenging and nonconformist than we commonly remember. His history of these comedic luminaries shows that for a sizeable audience of educated, middle-class Americans who shared such liberal views, the period’s satire was a crucial mode of cultural dissent. For such individuals, satire was a vehicle through which concerns over the suppression of civil liberties, Cold War foreign policies, blind social conformity, and our heated racial crisis could be productively addressed. A vibrant and probing look at some of the most influential comedy of mid-twentieth-century America, Revel with a Cause belongs on the short list of essential books for anyone interested in the relationship between American politics and popular culture.
“Promotional Material, 1954.” Walt Kelly's Pogo. www.pogopossum.com. Web. 21
July 2010. i. l'Promotional, mide1g5os.” Pogo Files for Pogophiles. Selby Daley
Kelly and Steve Thompson, eds. Richfield, MN: Spring Hollow Books, 1992. i.
Author: Kerry D. Soper
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Walt Kelly (1913-1973) is one of the most respected and innovative American cartoonists of the twentieth century. His long-running Pogo newspaper strip has been cited by modern comics artists and scholars as one of the best ever. Cartoonists Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Jeff Smith (Bone), and Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows) have all cited Kelly as a major influence on their work. Alongside Uncle Scrooge's Carl Barks and Krazy Kat's George Herriman, Kelly is recognized as a genius of "funny animal" comics. We Go Pogo is the first comprehensive study of Kelly's cartoon art and his larger career in the comics business. Author Kerry D. Soper examines all aspects of Kelly's career---from his high school drawings; his work on such animated Disney movies as Dumbo, Pinocchio, and Fantasia; and his 1930s editorial cartoons for Life, and the New York Herald Tribune. Soper taps Kelly's extensive personal and professional correspondence and interivews with family members, friends, and cartoonists to create a complex portrait of one of the art form's true geniuses. From Pogo's inception in 1948 until Kelly's death, the artist combined remarkable draftsmanship, slapstick humor, fierce social satire, and inventive dialogue and dialects. He used the adventures of his animals--all denizens of the Okefenokee Swamp--as a means to comment on American and international politics and cultural mores. The strip lampooned Senator Joseph McCarthy during the height of McCarthyism, the John Birch Society during the 1960s, Fidel Castro during the Bay of Pigs fiasco, and many others.
According to Kelly's biographer, Steve Thompson (in Pogo Files for Pogophiles),
Kelly opposed this maneuver but was unsuccessful, which may account for the
offhanded nature of Churchy's mention of the comic book. For Nos. 6 and 7, Kelly
Author: Walt Kelly
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Pogo: Bona Fide Balderdash is the second volume in a series reprinting in its entirety the syndicated run of Walt Kelly's classic newspaper strip. It features all the strips from 1951 and 1952, which have been collected before, but in now long-out-of print books, and even there they were not as meticulously restored and reproduced as in this new series. Bona Fide Balderdash also reprints, literally for the first time ever in full color, the two full years of Sunday pages, also carefully restored and color-corrected, shot from the finest copies available.
Kelly , Ten Ever - Lovin ' Blue - Eyed Years with Pogo , p . 9 . II . Selby Daley Kelly
and Steve A . Thompson , Pogo Files for Pogophiles : A Retrospective on Fifty
Years of Walt Kelly ' s Classic Comic Strip ( Richfield , Minn . : Spring Hollow ...
Author: Robert C. Harvey
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Exploration of the comic strip for elements that make the funnies one of the most appealing of the popular arts
Pogo Files for Pogophiles : A Retrospective on 50 Years of Walt Kelly ' s Classic
Comic Strip . Richfield , MN ... Pogo Re - runs : Some Reflections on Elections (
selected from three Pogo classics , I Go Pogo , The Pogo Party , Pogo Extra . ) ...
Author: Paul Somers
Traces the history of editorial cartooning and examines its importance in American history and culture.
... Pogo Even Better ( 1984 ) , Outrageously Pogo ( 1985 ) , Pluperfect Pogo (
1987 ) , and Phi Beta Pogo ( 1989 ) . A useful supplement to these materials is
Selby Kelly and Steve Thompson , Pogo Files for Pogophiles : A Retrospective
on 50 ...
Author: John Arthur Garraty
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"AIDS has made a huge impact on our society medically, socially, politically, legally, and psychologically. Sarah Watstein encapsulates this interdisciplinary issue into approximately 4,000 terms and explains them objectively, clearly, and readably for high school students, adults, and medical professionals. The terms include related diseases such as Kaposi's Sarcoma, treatments such as interleukin, jargon-"no code"- and slang-"bareback sex." The appendixes list statistics, toll-free telephone numbers, Web sites, nonprofit and government organizations, clinical trials, databases, and payment assistance programs. Highly recommended for all libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles," American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
Author: John A. Lent
Comics have become icons of U.S. popular culture familiar throughout the world. This huge bibliography, one of four compiled by Lent to cover all parts of the world, collects a representative, yet comprehensive, cross-section of the international literature. Resulting from a worldwide study, the work cites many publications in various writing styles, formats, time periods, and languages. This volume is introduced by famed cartoonists Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey) and Jerry Robinson (The Joker). The genres of comic art have had a phenomenal growth in recent years; the literature has grown with these developments, making this volume of interest to scholars of popular culture and fans alike.
Mark Burstein's Much Ado : The Pogofenokee Trivia Book gives details about
characters , episodes , and bibliography in question form , while reprinting a few
strips and panels . Kelly's widow Selby wrote Pogo Files for Pogophiles .
Author: M. Thomas Inge
Contains fifty-eight articles that provide information about various forms, genres, or themes of popular culture, and includes illustrations, photo essays, a chronological survey of each topic's history, and a comprehensive index.
A world list of books in the English language.
This anthology is made up of the best of the first seven issues of Pogo : The
Okefenokee Star , And there is always a new ... had the tear sheets on the New
York Star Pogo ; Richard Marschall who had the wits to save the entire Pogo
promotion file that ... Pogophiles around the world were cut off from their favorite
Author: Walt Kelly
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
For Pogo fans everywhere, young and old, here's the best and brightest of the comic strip superstar and his creator, Walt Kelly, all in one volume. Who can forget Howland Owl, Porky Pine, Albert the Alligator, Churchy La Femme the Turtle, and of course Pogo Possum? Take a delightful inside look at one of the funniest, most popular and literate comic strips of all time. The Best of Pogo features Walt Kelly's landmark cartoons in a marvelous scrapbook of anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. From Kelly's earliest cartoon creations to his legendary stories in pictures and words syndicated across the country, it's a warm and witty tribute to the man and his magical menagerie of lovable swamp "critters." You get the whole wonderful story, including: rare presyndicated Pogo comics ; the immortal Whirled Series of Baseball ; all the lyrics to "Deck Us All with Boston Charlie" ; and Pogo's real-life presidential campaigns, with first-hand reports on the wild victory parties that followed. Plus, a special feature - "MAD Goes Pogo," a reprint of Pogo Possum parodies from MAD magazine. All this and much more, as you relive the life and times of the Okefenokee Swamp - its timeless humor, its mischief, satire and political controversy.
Collector ' s Guide and co - author ( with Selby Daley Kelly ) of Pogo Files for
Pogophiles : A Retrospective on Fifty Years . He also serves as President of the
Pogo Fan Club ( www . pogo - fan - club . org ) and editor of their bimonthly ...
Author: Walt Kelly
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Suitable for all ages and written and drawn by the creator of Pogo, a collection of comic shorts features original stories that were not previously used in "The Little Rascals" short-film series. Original.