Sunday, March 8, 2009

Kelly Sunday

Forty-five years ago, the dates of the calendar fell on the same days of the week as they do this year, inspiring me to try posting a Pogo Sunday strip weekly, on its proper date. I'm missing a few from that year, especially in the next few weeks, but maybe I'll fill those in with something else by Kelly. Maybe I'll make Sundays a Kelly day, like it seemed when I was a kid. I'm still planning on running the Mars sequence sometime this summer.


Booksteve said...

Lovely. Just lovely.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

I haven't looked closely at these strips for many years. As I scan them, I pay close attention to each panel, and the thrill comes back as when I first clipped these. And to have eight years worth (400 Sundays) of Kelly art to peruse through is a joy.

I feel that Kelly had his renaissance of creativity from 1966 through 1969/70. But I still hope that his best period of artwork and frivolity (1951/52/53) will someday be reprinted in full Sunday color. Sadly, I think I read that the new reprint series only plans to do the Sundays in black and white, which is what we've already seen in all the reprint books over the years.