Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pogo Sunday Book



Peggy said...

♥ &hears; ♥

Walt Kelly was one of the first artists I consciously tried to draw off of.

Torsten Adair said...

Kinda cool how the comicstrip collections turn into graphic novels.

Jeff Smith is designing the new Pogo collections for Fantagraphics (9781560978695), although Mr. Smith says that the dailies and Sunday strips will not be in separate volumes, even though they feature different storylines.

Can't wait to see them in color!

Ceu D'Ellia said...

Holly Pogo!
Getting better all the time, again and again and again.

Gabriele_Gabba said...

Oh man, that croc's leg in the second last panel looks like its coming out of his tail, but at first glance it really works!

I read somewhere that Japanese Manga artists are thought that if something looks appealing straight away you shouldn't mess with it. I wonder if some cartoonists feel the same way.

Are those flintstones feet i see?
Oh and John, where can i get me a cool George Liquor shirt online?!

Potato. said...

I got a Pogo book from my grandpa and it's one of ny favourite books. Nothing came close to Pogo until maybe Calvin and Hobbes. Epic.

HemlockMan said...

The funniest single line I ever saw in a comic strip was in a Pogo comic. Of course the joke line went in conjunction with the the perfect art. It deal with a tiny little beetle eating a huge sack of donuts. When they asked him how he did it, his reply was:

"I chewed 'em up real fine!"

I was only a little kid, but I laughed my head off.

Taco Wiz said...

Those panels look so crowded.

I don't wannna bug you...but is there a release date in sight for the YouTube channel?

Pilsner Panther said...

Walt Kelly was a tremendous draftsman, but am I alone in thinking that "Pogo" is too talky, too wordy?

Look at that second panel. There are almost as many talk balloons in it as there are characters! Also, the strip was overtly political, and political humor tends not to age very well.

For example, I have a vague childhood memory of some of the "Pogo" characters being based on members of the Nixon Administration; I could recognize them because their faces appeared on TV and in the same newspapers as the strip. Like, there was a bear or something that looked like vice president Spiro Agnew. Okay, I knew who he was, but what six-or-seven year old today is going to have any idea?

Just playing devil's advocate here, but still,

"Satire is what closes on Saturday night."

—George S. Kaufman

Zoran Taylor said...

"Satire is what closes on Saturday night."

And gets into your opening on Sunday morning.