On sale date: October 13, 2020
This series represents the first time Pogo has been collected complete and in chronological order anywhere, presented in lush full color for the first time since their original appearance in Sunday newspaper section, as well as gorgeous black-and-white reproductions of Kelly's elegant dailies.
This volume includes a pig with an ominous resemblance to Nikita Khrushchev and a scruffy goat who looks exactly like Fidel Castro. Both assure Okefenokeeans that a one-party system is the way to go; all will be well economically, they explain, because "the shortage will be divided amongst the peasants." Other storylines spotlight Kelly's remarkable cast: Pogo Possum, Albert Alligator, Howland Owl, "Churchy" LaFemme, Beauregard Bugleboy, Porky Pine, Miz Ma'm'selle Hepzibah, Deacon Mushrat, and so many others. All 104 Sunday strips from those two years are included, with supplementary features (including comprehensive annotations and index) by comics historians R.C. Harvey, Maggie Thompson, and Mark Evanier.
“In these uncertain times, Pogo feels necessary, feels relevant, feels ever-more-right. ” — Neil Gaiman
“We are blessed that Walt Kelly inhabited his skin for as long as he did, no doubt dying a comfortable man — all the while making the right people uncomfortable.” — Jake Tapper
“This 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.” — The Washington Post
- Full-color and black and white
- 9" × 11"