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July 6th, 2009
10:08 am
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"How NOT to Enjoy a Vacation!"

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April 27th, 2009
10:31 pm


Walt Kelly's "Mouse Into Elephant"

What an ODD little story. This first appeared (as far as I can tell) in the 1966 THE POGO POOP BOOK. Walt Kelly took advantage of these collections to publish some of his more offbeat and experimental stories. "Mouse Into Elephant" is fourteen pages long, done in pencil. A mouse named "Gnot-even" is protesting that mice are treated like a minority, while elephants are loved by everyone. "Us mice have to live in holes and eat what we steal-- we're an Oppressed Majority." This mouse goes to Frump, a powerful fairy who seems to be a derelict woman living in an alley and drinking ketchup out the bottle. Frump thinks it's a good idea. She does magic, and mice and elephants switch sizes.

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But the mice find people still hate them, and now they're out in the rain with no place to live. Meanwhile the elephants have a career in show business ahead of them (rather exploited, it seems). Gnot-even pleads tearfully to Frump, who restores everything back the way it was. The moral is... well, I'm not sure what the moral is, even if there is one. Frump observes, "We could always deliver a miracle-- but would we want to live with it?"

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April 10th, 2009
10:12 am



From DELL FOUR COLOR #103, 1946 comes this cutesy Easter bunny story.
Fun for all ages, and it might just make you say ***awwwwwww!***.
By the legendary Walt Kelly.

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April 4th, 2009
03:58 pm



You get so used to these old kid's comics being so moral and borderline preachy that it kind of surprises me when I find one like this, where the message seems to be one of intolerance and undisguised bigotry.

Hate mongers rejoice! This one's for you!

from MIGHTY MOUSE #168, September 1966

Also posted at my blog in case you're interested.

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April 2nd, 2009
10:17 pm



So, comic lovers, I'm sure you are all familiar with Carl Barks, right?
Well, he made the ducks so popular that almost every character in Duckburg got their own solo series. Unfortunately, he didn't have creative control in any way, shape, or form; so duck fans ended up getting stuff like this:

from JUNIOR WOODCHUCKS #2 (GoldKey) 1967

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March 28th, 2009
12:36 am


Albert The Alligator

The following piece contains scenes which depict the usage of tobacco products.
If you are Joe Quesada, you might be offended.

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March 16th, 2009
05:06 pm


A little POGO once in a while (and today's mystery photo)

more POGO )by Walt Kelly )

nice hat )

Not a writer or artist, this actor portrayed two classic super-heroes and one classic monster

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