|CCS Goes Pogo|
|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Walt Kelly, events||2 Feb 2009 8:36 AM|
"In my opinion, Walt Kelly had only two peers in the pantheon department, Winsor McKay and George Herriman." - Garry Trudeau
Walt Kelly's Pogo
Original Strips 1948-1972
Friday, February 6, 5-8pm
Exhibition reception in conjunction with White River Junction's First Friday
CCS is proud to exhibit work by one of the greatest cartoonists of the 20th century. With Pogo, Walt Kelly (1913-1973) combined unparalleled brushwork, honed from years as a Disney animator, with superb storytelling acted out by an endearing cast of characters. Borrowing from various dialectical sources and his own fertile imagination, Kelly invented a unique and charming backwoods-patois to fit his cartoon swampland. Although Pogo stands on its own as a superbly-realized cartoon strip for the ages, it was perhaps Kelly's interjection of political and social satire into the work that was its greatest pioneering accomplishment - such commentary was simply not done in the genre of dailies in Kelly's time.
Many thanks to Garry Trudeau for his generous support for this exhibition and to The Herb Block Foundation.
The Center for Cartoon Studies
94 South Main Street, White River Junction, Vermont