Camera-ready comic art drawing for Pogo

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Pogo comic strip shows Albert Alligator bemoaning the fact that Houn’Dog probably won’t listen to him or help him.
Walt Kelly (1913-1973) began working for Walt Disney Studios in 1935. He contributed to animated productions such as Fantasia and Dumbo. After World War II Kelly became the art editor for the New York Star and revived his early 1940s character Pogo for a daily strip, which premiered in 1949. He continued drawing the strip until his death in 1973.
Pogo (1948-1975, 1989-1993) first appeared in comic books, such as Animal Comics, beginning in 1942. It was a comic strip about the adventures of an opossum. In addition to Pogo Possum, the strip’s cast included a crew of animals, such as Albert Alligator and Howland Owl, who all spoke in a dialect. The subject matter of the strip occasionally included political commentary. Pogo was discontinued in 1975, revived in 1989, and finally canceled permanently in 1993.
Currently not on view
date made
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Kelly, Walt
Post Hall Syndicate, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14.3 cm x 43.3 cm; 5 5/8 in x 17 1/16 in
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Mr. Allen Bernfield
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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