Walt Kelly - Pogo cartoons

Walt Kelly - Pogo cartoons

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Kelly, Walt
Title: Walt Kelly - Pogo cartoons
Dates: 1957
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.
Coll. Number: ms851

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Index Terms

Animals--Okefenokee Swamp (Ga. and Fla.)--Comic books, strips, etc.
Bonner, John -- Correspondence
Comic strips.
Kelly, Walt -- Correspondence
Pogo (Comic strip)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Walt Kelly : Pogo cartoons, 1957. MS 851. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Cartoons, 1957