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Författare: Walt Kelly.
A collection of strips from the years 1951 to 1952 includes the late cartoonist’s satirical reflections on the 1952 election season and features the introductions of such characters as Tammany the Tiger and the voluble P. T. Bridgeport.

This article may be written from a fan’s point of view, rather than a neutral point of view. Pogo – Earth Day 1971 poster. Pogo combined both sophisticated wit and slapstick physical comedy in a heady mix of allegory, Irish poetry, literary whimsy, puns and wordplay, lushly detailed artwork and broad burlesque humor. We have met the enemy and he is us. His family moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut, when he was only two. 1 of Dell’s Animal Comics, in the story „Albert Takes the Cake“. In his 1954 autobiography for the Hall Syndicate, Kelly said he „fooled around with the Foreign Language Unit of the Army during World War II, illustrating grunts and groans, and made friends in the newspaper and publishing business.

On May 16, 1949, Pogo was picked up for national distribution by the Post-Hall Syndicate. In January 1989, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate revived the strip under the title Walt Kelly’s Pogo, written at first by Larry Doyle and Neal Sternecky, then by Sternecky alone. Kelly’s characters are a sardonic reflection of human nature —venal, greedy, confrontational, selfish and stupid —but portrayed good-naturedly and rendered harmless by their own bumbling ineptitude and overall innocence. Most characters were nominally male, but a few female characters also appeared regularly. Kelly has been quoted as saying that all the characters reflected different aspects of his own personality. It’s difficult to compile a definitive list of every character that appeared in Pogo over the strip’s 27 years, but the best estimates put the total cast at well over 1,000.

Kelly created characters as he needed them, and discarded them after they served their purpose. Pogo Possum: An amiable, humble, philosophical, personable, everyman opossum. Kelly described Pogo as „the reasonable, patient, softhearted, naive, friendly person we all think we are“ in a 1969 TV Guide interview. Albert Alligator: Exuberant, dimwitted, irascible, and egotistical, Albert is often the comic foil for Pogo, the rival of Beauregard and Barnstable, or the fall guy for Howland and Churchy.

Howland Owl: The swamp’s self-appointed leading authority, a self-proclaimed „expert“ scientist, „perfessor“, physician, explorer, astronomer, witch doctor, and anything else he thinks will generate respect for his knowledge. Cat Bait fortune and occasional Keystone Cops-attired constable and Fire Brigade chief. Miz Ma’m’selle Hepzibah: A beautiful, coy French skunk modeled after Kelly’s mistress, who later became his second wife. Hepzibah has long been courted by Porky, Beauregard and others but rarely seems to notice. Sometimes she pines for Pogo, and isn’t too shy about it. She speaks with a heavy burlesque French dialect and tends to be overdramatic. Deacon Mushrat: A muskrat and the local man of the cloth, the Deacon speaks in ancient blackletter text or Gothic script, and his views are just as modern.