Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Number 2481: Merry Christmas from Pappy and Pogo
The Pogo story I have chosen for today is really different for the Dell series of Pogo comic books that came out in the early '50s. For the most part the comic books follow the lead of the daily and Sunday newspaper strip (without the politics), but they do not include human beings, just swamp critters. This story, a take-off on the Traveling Musicians fairy tale, includes human characters.
Seeing people in a Pogo story strikes me as breaking through the fourth wall. Although jarring to see them, I guess if I can accept Santa Claus, then why not people in a Pogo story?
By Walt Kelly, from Pogo Possum #9 (1952):