Pogo The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips: Volume 7: Pockets Full of Pie (Walt Kelly's Pogo) (Hardcover)

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Pogo The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips: Volume 7: Pockets Full of Pie (Walt Kelly's Pogo) By Walt Kelly, Mark Evanier (Editor), Sergio Aragonés (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Walt Kelly, Mark Evanier (Editor), Sergio Aragonés (Foreword by)
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Fantagraphics continues their beautiful collections of Walt Kelly's Pogo. This volume contains all the daily strips for 1953-1954, includes all 104 Sunday strips in color and introduces Simple J. Malarkey.

Ben Parker

Description


This series represents the first time Pogo has been collected complete and in chronological order anywhere, presented in lush full color for the first time since their original appearance in Sunday newspaper section, as well as gorgeous black-and-white reproductions of Kelly's elegant dailies.


This volume includes a pig with an ominous resemblance to Nikita Khrushchev and a scruffy goat who looks exactly like Fidel Castro. Both assure Okefenokeeans that a one-party system is the way to go; all will be well economically, they explain, because "the shortage will be divided amongst the peasants." Other storylines spotlight Kelly's remarkable cast: Pogo Possum, Albert Alligator, Howland Owl, "Churchy" LaFemme, Beauregard Bugleboy, Porky Pine, Miz Ma'm'selle Hepzibah, Deacon Mushrat, and so many others. All 104 Sunday strips from those two years are included, with supplementary features (including comprehensive annotations and index) by comics historians R.C. Harvey, Maggie Thompson, and Mark Evanier.

About the Author


Walt Kelly is the creator of the legendary Pogo comic strip. He was born in 1913 and passed away in 1973.

Sergio Aragonés Domenech is a Spanish/Mexican cartoonist and writer best known for his contributions to Mad magazine and creating the comic book Groo the Wanderer. Among his peers and fans, Aragonés is widely regarded as "the world's fastest cartoonist".

Praise For…


In these uncertain times, Pogo feels necessary, feels relevant, feels ever-more-right. 

— Neil Gaiman

We are blessed that Walt Kelly inhabited his skin for as long as he did, no doubt dying a comfortable man — all the while making the right people uncomfortable.
— Jake Tapper

This comes as a genuine gift to anyone who loved Pogo and, it is to be hoped, as an introduction for younger readers to what many people believe was the best comic strip ever drawn in this country.

— The Washington Post


Product Details
ISBN: 9781683963769
ISBN-10: 1683963768
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: November 10th, 2020
Pages: 360
Language: English
Series: Walt Kelly's Pogo