Archive for: Pogo

Walt Kelly and Me

Nostalgia, racism, and Pogo.

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Fear of Wertham. And Possibly of a Black Planet.

Walt Kelly was doing fine, till R. Fiore decided to defend him.

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Bloom County in Contexts

Reading Bloom County, then and now.

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#8: Pogo, Walt Kelly

Kelly understood that the only defense of humanism against the ideologues was irony.

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Strange Windows: Keeping up with the Goonses (part 3)

This is part three of our look at comics’ contributions to colloquial English. Another prolific contributor to the language was Al Capp, creator of the strip Li’l Abner. “My Mom and Dad met when she picked him out at a Sadie Hawkins dance.” Sadie Hawkins is one of Capp’s memorable characters; she first appeared in […]

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Original Art: Living with Comics Art

As with any hobby, collecting comics original art has its own complexities which take in both the aesthetics and economics of the form. The latter aspect is one of the most hotly debated topics in the hobby because of the escalation of prices of original art over the last few years – prices which which […]

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