Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 2012. Kelly, Walt. First edition. Hardcover. 308 pp. and 337 pp. [11.25" x 9.25"] oblong quartos. Blue cloth with illustrated dustjacket, inslipcase. Full color throughout. NEW / new. Item #34136
A boxed set of the first and second volumes of Pogo: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips. Walt Kelly blended nonsense language, poetry, and political and social satire to make Pogo an essential contribution to American “intellectual” comics. As the strip progressed, it became a hilarious platform for Kelly’s scathing political views in which he skewered national bogeymen like J. Edgar Hoover, Joseph McCarthy, George Wallace, and Richard Nixon.