Walt Kelly

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Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr. (August 25, 1913 – October 18, 1973), or Walt Kelly, was an American animator and cartoonist, best known for the comic strip, Pogo. He began his animation career in 1936 at Walt Disney Studios, contributing to Pinocchio and Fantasia. Kelly resigned in 1941 at the age of 28 to work at Dell Comics, where he created Pogo, which eventually became his platform for political and philosophical commentary.

Kelly was born of Irish-American heritage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Walter Crawford Kelly, Sr., and Genevieve Kelly (née MacAnnula). When he was two years old, the family moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut. After graduating from Warren Harding High ... more »

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  • ''A man of rare perception. In fact [he] had such rare perceptions they amounted to hallucinations.''
    Walt Kelly (1913-1973), U.S. cartoonist. I Go Pogo, Simon and Schuster (1952).
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Moon Over Mamie

O, Mamie minded Momma
'Til one day in Singapore
A sailor man from Turkestan
Came knocking at the door.

The way he knocked
On knob and lock
It shook her to the core.
She eyed the clock
Twixt tick and tock
And sighed a snappy snore.

Raise raise the raisin!
No rising ruse will reign
With bitter pitter patter
Upon my windowpane!

"Oh, please no longer potter
Upon my poppa's pane."
Mamie mocked the merchantman
Who knocked with might and main.

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