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

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 17 18:06:49 PST 2017

Fantagraphics has been publishing complete sets of the newspaper strips in order of appearance...while this doesn't help with the sapient suggestion that some earlier Kelly comic-book work might be relevant...the Fantagraphics collections should be helpful in a way the contemporary Simon &Schuster collections might not be, or at least not as clearly.
Todd Mason 

    On Friday, February 17, 2017 8:45 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

 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
additional panel)

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]
>> [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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