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Expanding on the earlier volume Walt Kelly's Fairy Tales, this goes beyond Dell's Fairy Tale Parade to include a wide swath of Kelly's wonderful pre-Pogo kid's comic stories. Here are carefully selected and rarely seen works that originally appeared in issues of Dell's Animal Comics, Four Color specials like Christmas With and Easter With Mother Goose, Our Gang with Tom and Jerry, Raggedy Ann and Andy, March of Comics and Santa Claus Funnies.
Just one story overlaps with the Fairy Tales volume one--the other 24 stories offer a wonderful cross-section. Not only was Kelly a gifted artist, he was a brilliant storyteller, and this is work that can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Chapters titles show the range of stories here: Flights of Fancy, Animal Pals, Mother Goose, The Kids Know Best, Searching for the Easter Bunny and finally, It's Christmas! Holidays were obviously a favorite theme of these stories.
John Petty's eight-page introduction includes a page of original artwork and two Kelly illustrations from a rare post-WWII book Japanese: A Guide to the Spoken Language.
Before achieving international fame as the creator of Pogo Possum, legendary cartoonist Walt Kelly produced an outstanding body of work adapting and illustrating fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes for Dell Comics in the 1940s. Already an indisputable master of his craft, these wonderful and whimsical stories come to unparalleled life through Kelly’s signature, spirited humor and fluid, exuberant hand.
- Additional Information
Item Code WKFFH Publisher Dark Horse Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781616559052 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 280 Color Full Color
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