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Pogo: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Vol. 3 & 4 Gift Box Set

Walt Kelly
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$75.00
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The third and fourth volumes of Pogo: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips in a deluxe slipcase set. Shipping shrinkwrapped, with Volume 3: "Evidence to the Contrary" and Volume 4: "Under the Bamboozle Bush" packed in a sturdy custom box designed especially for this set, it's the perfect gift book item. (For more information on the contents of each volume, see the individual product listings linked above.)

Praise for Walt Kelly and Pogo:

"Kelly was clearly seeking to express something like the broad range of his daily interests and worries and pleasures in Pogo. That the newspaper strip is notoriously limited only ennobled Kelly's efforts. Inevitably, no matter how large or small the genre in question, there's something heartening in watching somebody of real doggedness and verve attempt to expand its borders. Pogo was a warmhearted reproof to most of the comics it appeared beside." — The New York Review of Books

"If Walt Kelly had written 'regular' books, he might be recognized today as one of the finest satirists of the 20th Century. As a wizard of wordplay he might well be mentioned, if not in the same breath with Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, then in the very next." — Chicago Sun-Times

Pages:
688
Colors:
Color w/black & white
Format:
Hardcover
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-864-9
Year:
2016

Press Highlights:

"Pogo is beautifully produced —— no surprise to anyone familiar with the work of Fantagraphics Books in Seattle —— and a joy to read. It comes as a genuine gift to anyone who loved Pogo and, it is to be hoped, as an introduction for younger readers to what many people believe was the best comic strip ever drawn in this country." —– Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

 "The book is lovingly made and the strips presented with care and pleasure. But is it any good? Oh yes. It's funny and charming, bursting with witty wordplay and vivid characters you love immediately. ... In short, read Pogo and you can immediately see it slide into the pop cultural matrix and how it drew upon the work that came earlier, moved forward the art form of comic strips and influenced artists after it for generations to come. But most of all, you'll laugh..." —– Michael Giltz, The Huffington Post

"There’'s simply no denying Kelly'’s mastery: he evokes full characters with nothing but a few choice words, and the sprightliness of his visual style is all fun here, laying the groundwork for what would become profoundly subversive later. The included essays, as is usually the case for Fantagraphics reissues, absolutely nail the context and import of the strip, too. I just don’t think you can say you love comics and not have this around." —– David Berry, National Post

 "These collections will leave even the most dyspeptic Pogo fan wide-eyed with wonder and gratitude." —– Jon Carroll, San Francisco Chronicle

   

The third and fourth volumes of Pogo: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips in a deluxe slipcase set. Shipping shrinkwrapped, with Volume 3: "Evidence to the Contrary" and Volume 4: "Under the Bamboozle Bush" packed in a sturdy custom box designed especially for this set, it's the perfect gift book item. (For more information on the contents of each volume, see the individual product listings linked above.)

Praise for Walt Kelly and Pogo:

"Kelly was clearly seeking to express something like the broad range of his daily interests and worries and pleasures in Pogo. That the newspaper strip is notoriously limited only ennobled Kelly's efforts. Inevitably, no matter how large or small the genre in question, there's something heartening in watching somebody of real doggedness and verve attempt to expand its borders. Pogo was a warmhearted reproof to most of the comics it appeared beside." — The New York Review of Books

"If Walt Kelly had written 'regular' books, he might be recognized today as one of the finest satirists of the 20th Century. As a wizard of wordplay he might well be mentioned, if not in the same breath with Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, then in the very next." — Chicago Sun-Times

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