[PW] ? Pogo Quote (Quotation Query #765)

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Thu Feb 16 10:30:05 PST 2017

On 2017-2-15 19:12, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> One of the best-known quotations from the comic strip "Pogo" was
> "Don't take life so serious, son -- it ain't nohow permanent."  I am
> trying to trace the date of the first "Pogo" installment to include
> this quote.  When I search Newspapers.com, I come up with an
> appearance of these words in the Long Beach Independent, June 24,
> 1950.  Can anyone confirm or disconfirm whether that was the first
> appearance?

It seems unlikely that Kelly would use the same punchline twice in the 
strip's first two years; but might it be worth looking at his proto-Pogo 
comic books?

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