We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire


A critical appreciation of the life's work of a great comic strip artist
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A critical appreciation of the life's work of a great comic strip artist
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From the Publisher

"This is the real deal! Comprehensive, serious, and full of juicy tidbits on Kelly's life and career--some that I didn't know, and I'm the #1 Walt Kelly fan in the universe!"

--Jeff Smith, creator of the comic books BONE and RASL

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617032844
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 4/19/2012
  • Series: Great Comics Artists Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,038,444
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kerry D. Soper is associate professor of humanities, classics, and comparative literature at Brigham Young University. He is the author of Garry Trudeau: Doonesbury and the Aesthetics of Satire, also published by University Press of Mississippi.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 Walt Kelly's Biography and a General History of Pogo 19

Chapter 2 Comedy and Satire in Pogo 50

Chapter 3 Walt Kelly, Pragmatic Auteur 99

Chapter 4 Representations of Race, and Borrowings from African American Folk Forms in Kelly's Work 137

Chapter 5 Aesthetics of Pogo 168

Chapter 6 Walt Kelly, Mid-Century Poplorist 195

Notes 219

Works Cited 221

Index 229

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