Friday, June 19, 2009

Primer - page 1

OK, this is an interlude, as warned about in the last posting. This seems an appropriate place to insert 10 pages of surrealism regarding Pandemonia. Pogo and friends are not in this primer, but ol' Doc Noah is, and he's a wizard and...well, you'll see. 

This primer is from the 1966 book, The Pogo Poop Book, an amazing collection of 'new' material that Kelly created concurrently with his Pandemonian work. When we're done with the Pandemonia arc, I may just post the other stories from this book, if there's any interest. All you Pogophiles prolly already own it, but maybe some new fans don't. Let me know what you think. 

In this primer there is a moral and message, but I've gotta be honest, I ain't sure what it is. To quote from the last of the 10 pages, it's a fine in-com-pre-hen-sile tale. All I can do is look at it in amazement that Kelly was inspired to share his mind with us.

I'm going to post this primer one page at a time. The file names have the proper sequence in them, so they'll stay in order in a folder. We'll resume regular continuity directly after that.

Please share your thoughts in the comments. What was going on in Kelly's mind?


  1. I do not own the Pogo Poop Book, so I'm all for you posting the rest of the book after the current storyline!!

  2. If I recall, the Poop Book was reprinted in one of the Omnibus collections in the 70's. It's definitely one of the scarcer books when you're looking for the originals.

    As a total aside, for people who started looking for the books after the fact (I was born in 1971), what Pogo books were hardest to find? Pogo Puce Stamp Catalog was the last one I needed, and a couple others- Prehysterical Pogo and Deck Us All with Boston Charlie- remain books I've only ever seen once at a store.