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We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire

Kerry D. Soper

Abstract

Walt Kelly 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. This book is a study of Kelly’s cartoon art and his larger career in the comics business. The book ... More

Keywords: Walt Kelly, American cartoonists, Pogo, newspaper strip, funny animal, comics, cartoon art, animated Disney movies, Dumbo, Pinocchio

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617032844
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032844.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kerry D. Soper, author