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POGO Volume 4 Under the Bamboozle Bush

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POGO Volume 4 Under the Bamboozle Bush

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The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips 1955-56. Highly Recommended. By Walt Kelly. In Volume 4 we see the exit of Simple J. Malarkey, roughly coinciding with with the exit of Senator Joseph McCarthy (Malarkey’s look-alike). We also see parodies of the President Dwight D. Eisenhower/Adlai Stevenson spectacle and a pig equivalent of Nikita Khrushchev. Plus the usual brouhaha of Pogo and his friends in the Okefenokee swamp. Foreward by Neil Gaiman, Introduction by Mark Evanier with three full page pieces from original art, plus the full color original painting for Pogo's Newsweek cover in 1955!!

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In Volume 4 we see the exit of Simple J. Malarkey, roughly coinciding with with the exit of Senator Joseph McCarthy (Malarkey’s look-alike). We also see parodies of the President Dwight D. Eisenhower/Adlai Stevenson spectacle and a pig equivalent of Nikita Khrushchev. Plus the usual brouhaha of Pogo and his friends in the Okefenokee swamp. Foreward by Neil Gaiman, Introduction by Mark Evanier with three full page pieces from original art, plus the full color original painting for Pogo's Newsweek cover in 1955!!

Plus...in "Swamp Talk," R.C. Harvey actually annotates strip after strip, putting some of the more obsure humor from the time in context for current readers. It's an amazing piece of work covering 15 pages of the book. Pretty cool.

"Pogo is so richly developed in atmosphere, language and funny, funny animals that no matter how old you are, within two panels you fall right into the world of Okefenokee Swamp...the art looks as if it came from the greatest children's literature. The words ring with the wit of Jonathan Swift while at the same time they sing with the musicality of Irish poetry...Stories flow across days and weeks as if written by Scheherazade, Aesop, and H.L. Mencken at a laugh-filled lunch...This volume is a true work of love and is perfect for all ages." --New York Journal of Books

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Item Code POG04H
Publisher Fantagraphics
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781606998632
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 11x9
# Pages 352pg
Color Partial Color
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