The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips. Volume 4, Under the Bamboozle Bush

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In addition to presenting all of 1955 and 1956's daily Pogo strips complete and in order for the first time anywhere (many of them once again scanned from original syndicate proofs, for their crispest and most detailed appearance ever), Pogo: The Syndicated Comic Strip Vol. 4 also contains all 104 Sunday strips from these two years, presented in lush full color for the first time since their original appearance in Sunday sections 60 years ago. Partial color illustrations throughout
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781606998632
Branch Call Number: 741.56973 K2991P04 2017
Characteristics: xii, 351 pages: illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 29 cm


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Aug 23, 2018

Walt Kelly (animator/cartoonist) created the "Pogo" comic strip in 1943 as a social/political satire to reflect the general climate of opinion in America at the time.

This popular comic strip featured a cast of funny animal characters such as Pogo Possum, Albert Alligator, and Porky Pine, who all resided in the area known as the Okefenokee Swamp Park which was located near Waycross, Georgia.

This Volume #4 of "Pogo" covers the syndicated comic strip from the years of 1955 to 1956.

*Note* - In 1973 - Walt Kelly (60 at the time) died from complications arising over having diabetes.

Mar 13, 2018

One of the most boisterous and literary comic strips, this 1950’s material is mostly still hilarious (if a little dated in places). Even the political stuff (such as Pogo running for president against his will) is still funny, pointing out the stupidity inherent in the American system (and in political systems everywhere, by implication). Part of the humor is the animals’ continual mispronunciation of words (“suitabobble”, “egg-zackly”, “hunkleberry”) which makes them look like the rest of us: seemingly knowing what we’re talking about but actually not quite sure which left hand is the right one. This also contains one of the great classic insults of all time: “As usual, your quiet, stupid dignity clothes a mind as alert as a bucket full of warm mutton fat.” More recent animal characters, such as Garfield, Opus, Bill the Cat, and (Calvin and) Hobbes owe a lot to this material too, and the artwork is excellent though often understated in the background. Anyone interested in comics, or the history of comics, should give this at least a casual glance.


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