[PW] ? Pogo Quote (Quotation Query #765)
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 17:45:31 PST 2017
S. N. Colowick successfully sent me some scans from the collection
titled "Pogo" which contains the strip with the target quotation. I
compared the comic strips in the newspaper and in the collection. The
dates below are newspaper publication dates:
Friday, June 23, 1950 - strip appears immediately before the target
strip the in collection
Saturday, June 24, 1950 - target strip
Sunday, June 25, 1950 – Sunday strip is not visible in collection
Monday, June 26, 1950 – strip appears immediately after the target
strip in the collection (although the collection seems to have one
So the comic strips in the collection appear to be presented in a
chronological order that matches the Mon-Sat order of the comic
strips. As S. N. Colowick mentioned, the target strip is part of a
sequence of strips that present a story arc.
Two possibilities: (1) June 24, 1950 was the first publication date
for the strip; or (2) the full story arc was reprinted in 1950.
It is also possible that Walt Kelly used the quotation more than once
in different strips.
On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 3:55 PM, S M Colowick <colowick at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The last panel of the previous day's comic dated "6-23" shows a dog
>> running with a party favor in its mouth and a mouse smoking a cigar.
>> (This comic appeared in "The Pittsburgh Press" in newspapers.com.):
>> [Begin panel text]
>> WOULDN'T MIND FINDIN' HIM MYSELF -- YOU AN' ME WOULD BE EATIN' HIGH ON
>> THE HOG, KID.
>> [End panel text]
>> Does this panel appear before the target comic strip in your collection?
> That's the second panel on the page, which has a total of 5. I'll to
> send you an image of the whole page and the one following. It's a
> continuous story, Chapter IX ("Every Day Has Its Dog"), which runs
> from page 107 to 134. I don't think any Sunday strips are in the book.
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