Sunday, April 08, 2012

Number 1136: Walt Kelly's Easter With Mother Goose

This Easter comic from 1949, issue #220 of Dell's Four Color series, is intended for small children. Its creator, Walt Kelly, proved once again that he could draw for the very young, as well as the older, hipper audience he later gained with Pogo.

I'm showing you about half of the comic's 52-pages. Maybe I'll re-visit it next Easter.

The gift in Easter With Mother Goose is the delight of looking at Walt Kelly's artwork.


Mykal said...

Pap: One panel, one character - yep, that's Walt Kelly! Kelly has to be in the mix right at the very tip top for the greatest kids' comics cartoonist of all time.

Pappy said...

Mykal, I have a memory: the Easter Bunny left me a Donald Duck comic book one year, and then the next year I got a copy of G.O. Fizzikle Pogo. (The year after that, alas...the Easter Bunny didn't give any comics, just chocolate bunnies and jelly beans, and in subsequent years passed us up altogether.)