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CashewLou

A little tribute to Walt Kelly

Next month marks the 40th anniversary of the death of the great Walt Kelly, and I thought I'd write up a little tribute to him. Whether you're a huge fan, or you've never even heard of him, I suggest you give it a quick look:

http://tinyurl.com/osejxhz
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Added: 5 years, 2 months ago
 
Jay1743
5 years, 2 months ago
Oh, the guy who created Pogo. I read about him on Wikipedia a couple years ago.

My favourite comment: "He could draw a tree that would send God and Joyce Kilmer back to the drawing board."
CashewLou
5 years, 2 months ago
I wish I could find the strip where his cross-hatching basically became sentient and started to take over the strip.  C:
KNIFE
5 years, 2 months ago
I LOVED Pogo! And Walt Kelly was one of THE best cartoonists EVER! PERIOD!
That was a nice little tribute Lou. Thanks. :D
CashewLou
5 years, 2 months ago
It made me kind of sad at Anthrocon 2007 when Carolyn Kelly (Walt's daughter) was the guest of honor. Her table was almost always empty. I went up and introduced myself and said, "You know what? Walt Kelly was my hero growing up." Her response? "Me, too." I almost tear up thinking about that.
KNIFE
5 years, 2 months ago
I had that exact same feeling meeting Frank Kelly Freas at an SDCC one year. He was sitting with his new wife/companion and no one was stopping at his table at all. I stopped and talked to him for a bit and he was a really nice guy. He was always one of THE BEST artists of ANYthing there was and I was soo happy I got to meet him before he died.
shadycat
5 years, 2 months ago
Oh, I go Pogo for sure. Brilliant satirist and incredible artist rolled into one. And who could forget the great Harvard Pogo Riot of '52?
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1987/6/9/looking-bac... (Note: the article was written in 1987.) As if the man needed any more plaudits, he also had a pretty funny voice, as demonstrated on an old Pogo record I have. Here's a clip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=civxnI7nujA
CashewLou
5 years, 2 months ago
I have the Songs of the Pogo album--an original press, in fact--that I got for a graduation gift when I completed my degree. I have the accompanying book, too, and their among my prized possessions.  C:
shadycat
5 years, 2 months ago
Nice! My copy is an original as well, but doesn't have the book. They command a pretty penny on Ebay complete and in good shape.
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