Monday, December 17, 2007
More Merriment From Pogo & His Pals
Walt Kelly drew this festive scene in 1964, and it’s difficult to imagine a more fun-filled holiday celebration—or a more beautifully conceived, composed and executed work of cartoon art. One of its many joys is the number of cast members from his Pogo comic strip Mr. Kelly fit into the festivities, and how each character is conveyed with such personality. Take a look at Porky Pine—even though his face is partially hidden, Porky’s uncertainty and discomfort is communicated through the sheer artistry of Kelly’s drawing. The more you feast your eyes on this merry revel, the more you want to join in Pogo’s jolly song.