(Pogo The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Vol 2 Bona Fide Balderdash) PDF ã Walt Kelly
D funny with no shortage of olitical and social satire bubbling beneath the innocuous surface insofar as story after story about characters duping and even threatening to eat each other can be seen to be innocuous The Sunday ages are a delight to look at but also as some other reviewers have noted seem slighter when measured against the dailies Kelly always foregrounded humour but the Sundays tend a bit towards the lightly whimsical The most "disappointing feature of this book are R C Harvey s desultory annotations Some offer worthwhile or at least Masterful These Pogo "feature of this book are R C Harvey s desultory annotations Some offer worthwhile or at least Masterful These Pogo take me about a year to read because they are DENSE Verbally and visually there s not a corner that isn t full of some little gag or detail and so they resolutely cannot be skimmed I ll read a few ages every few days and I Ak of his The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry powers and this book featuresage after StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story page of gorgeously drawn hilarious vaudevillian dialogue and action among the swamp denizens as well as Kelly s increasingly sharp tonguedolitical satire especially on display during the 1952
Election Season Kelly Was Famous season Kelly was famous his It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life prolific creation of recurring characters and by the end of this second volume the count will already have topped over one hundred New arrivals include Tammanany the Tiger the voluble PT Bridgeport the sinister Sarcophagus MacAbre with his funereal speech balloons Uncle Antler the bull moose and Bewitched Bothered and Bemildred the adorable trio of bats The two years of daily strips in this volume have been collected before but in now long ofrint books; even there they were not. ,
This volume introduces the Lignin Biodegradation political bombast of PT Bridgeport and the all holiday herald Bun Rab We also meet aair of Communist cow birds and are treated to one of the best storylines so far when Wiley Catt and the vulture Sarcophagus MacAbre work to turn Pure Chance public opinion against Churchy La Femme the turtle so that he ll be executed and eaten 1952 is also the year I go Pogo became aolitical slogan The Sunday strips in this collection are not as impressive the storylines tend to drag and seem like afterthoughts in comparison with the dailies Volume two of Fantagraphics rojected complete run of Kelly s Pogo offers some landmark moments notably the first Pogo for President campaign and the introduction of PT Bridgeport and his amazingly expressive lettering The daily strips here especially are strong an. In November of "2011 fantagraphics released the first volume of its "Fantagraphics released the first volume of its anticipated long romised series reprinting in its entirety the syndicated run of Walt Kelly s classic newspaper strip Pogo Pogo Through the Wild Blue Wonder immediately became the company s best selling book of the last five years Exactly one year later the second volume Pogo Bona Fide Balderdash will be released featuring all the strips from 1951 and 1952 With sources found for the elusive strips in the ast our scheduling downfall we re confident that these collections will become an annual affair Even though Pogo had been in syndication for less than two years As This Volume Begins volume begins long rofessional experience including seven years creating Pogo stories for comic books had him at the e. So overwhelmed by the sheer scale and consistency of
s inventiveness that I take a break Mind you this is a criticism of myself as a reader of Kelly as a comic strip artist I can only imagine what joy Pogo must have rovided in daily increments framed by lesser strips Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church providing time and space to soak it in and ruminate before the next morning s installment In book form you can t read just one but severalages can be exhausting But it s also enriching and A (kinda) Country Christmas powerful like lifting weights in comic form Okay I m rambling The dailiesick up in the summer of 1952 as Kelly begins early broad olitical satire but I had a hard time getting into the majority of the strips reprinted here Most of the humor comes through as somewhat juvenile and somewhat cornball and the combination doesn t connect for me. As meticulously restored and reproduced as in this new series Bona "Fide Balderdash also reprints literally for the first time ever in full color "Balderdash also reprints literally for the first time ever in full color two full years of Sunday ages also carefully restored and color corrected shot from the finest copies available This second volume is once again edited and designed by the cartoonist s daughter Carolyn Kelly who is also handling much of the restoration work It includes a new introductionKelly s inventiveness that I take a break Mind you this is a criticism of myself as a reader
by the legendary author recording artist and satirist Stan Freberg who was not only a friend ofthe legendary author recording artist and satirist Stan Freberg who was not only a friend of s but the voice of Albert the Alligator in the I Go Pogo Pogo for President movie There will also be extensive annotations by comic strip historian and expert RC Harvey as well as additional historical information from writer Mark Evanier.