Walt Kelly Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

“I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.”
– Pogo, comic strip by Walt Kelly (1913-1973)


Born: 1913 : : : Died: 1973
Job Description: Cartoonist
Worked in: Comic books and newspaper strips
Noted for: Pogo, Disney work and more

Kelly grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut and began his newspaper career there before moving to California in pursuit of his future wife. He was one of more than 1500 animators working for Walt Disney in 1941 when that group went on strike. Kelly moved back east and began work for Dell Comics eventually creating the strip “Pogo.”

This strip was the forerunner of later politically barbed comics such as “Doonesbury”. Kelly is cited as an influence by cartoonists as diverse as Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) and R. Crumb (Fritz the Cat, etc).

Greg Bover


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2 Responses to Walt Kelly Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

  1. I used to read my Dad’s Uncle Pogo comic books over and over again. Walt Kelly was the best. I still love the comic strips but clearly the heyday is over.

  2. Flakey Foont says:

    And the enemy, still, (as Pogo affirmed) IS US!!

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