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Sunday, March 07, 2010


Number 696


Cinderella by Walt Kelly


(Before we get down to today's posting, after you've finished here go to Apocolyte's World Of Comics for an interview with yours truly. Apocolyte has also done the incredible job of re-posting several early entries from this blog, so you don't have to go back and search them out yourself. He's done all the work for you!) Now back to our regularly scheduled blog...

My grandkids love the Walt Disney version of Cinderella. I should know; right now I'm in Butler County, Pennsylvania, visiting with my son and his family; Mrs. Pappy and I brought the girls the Cinderella DVD.

Walt Kelly liked Cinderella, also, because he went back to it more than once. I'm presenting here his version from Fairy Tale Parade #2, 1943, and here is Pogo in "Cinderola and the Three Bears" from Pappy's #483.












6 comments:

Lysdexicuss said...

That last panel Pappy has a Windsor McCay, Little Nemo feel to it. It would probably be a difficult task at this stage of the game, but I would love to find out who influenced some of the great Golden Age comic artists like Kelly & Barks etc. I'll bet NC Wyeth's name would come up a lot !

Pappy said...

I believe you'd be right, along with artists like Arthur Rackham, Gustav Tenggren, and other illustrators of the fantastic.

Jeff Overturf said...

I can NEVER get enough Kelly. THANKS Pappy!

Kirk Jusko said...

In the top right panel on the second page, where Cinderella says "If I only had a real bed to sleep in", look at the expression on the chair with purple cushions.

Priceless!

Robert Arthur Smith said...

Thanks for this.
It's too bad Kelly isn't getting the reprint treatment so many others are at this stage. No library is complete without Walt Kelly.

Michael Wurl said...

Awesome !

This is one of the coolest Kelly stories I've never seen! If you know what I mean. I am with Kirk on this one, I love all the whimsical faces he puts on the chair, the fireplace, etc...
How can anyone not love this?
Thanks, Pappy!