Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thank Goodnies

Enter the dragon. A pretty dramatic element for the gentle world of Pogo.


  1. This is one of the few Pogo books I don't have, so I don't know where this is going...
    but if that is supposed to be a dangerous and/or evil creature Walt has failed to convey it.
    The dragon looks more strange than dangerous.
    Actually, to me, aside from the snout and eyes and feet, he looks more Paul Cokerish than Walt Kellyesque.
    It just doesn't strike me as a Walt Kelly creation.

  2. I know what you're saying regarding this particular drawing. Kelly wasn't always consistent with his level of detail or characterization.

    But considering the space he had to work in- only part of a panel- and that this is a humor strip after all, he had to start somewhere. But, yes, some of the upcoming panels give the dragon more of the Kelly touch. Here and there you'll see it as a pretty nifty Chinese dragon. Not that it plays a huge part in the overall story.