|Title:||Walt Kelly - Pogo cartoons|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 850 to MS 853 housed together in 1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of three sketches by Walt Kelly for his famous comic strip "Pogo", a nationally syndicated cartoon series featuring animals of the Okefenokee. In addition there is a letter from Kelly to John Bonner, Jr., describing the drawings.|
The comic strip "Pogo", created by Walt Kelly, ran in daily newspapers from 1948 to 1973. The strip was set in Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp and was populated by animals talking in a fractured southern dialect. Over the years "Pogo" often referred to Georgia and to several of the state's locales, such as Waycross, Fort Mudge, and Ware County. In the 1950s it was the most popular daily strip in America, primarily because of its blend of slapstick humor and engaging characters. The comic strip's popularity and satirical relevance began to fade during the 1960s. After Kelly died in 1973, "Pogo" was continued for a while by Kelly's children, Carolyn and Pete. -- New Georgia Encyclopedia http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (viewed Dec. 8, 2008)
Arranged in chronological order.
Walt Kelly : Pogo cartoons, 1957. MS 851. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.