[Ads-l] Famous Pogo Quote

Jeff Prucher 000000b93183dc86-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Thu Feb 16 16:24:29 EST 2017

> As a result, I have bought Pogo by Walt Kelly: Through the Wild Blue
> Yonder.  The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips, volume 1.  The quotation is
> there, on p. 131, in a strip dated 6-24 [1950]  It's spoken by Porkypine.
> The strip began in May 1949, so there's only a narrow window for an earlier
> appearance.  

It first ran exclusively in the New York Star, from October 1948-January 1949, and before that in a variety of titles from Dell Comics. I _think_ the Star comics were reprinted in Fantagraphics' earlier attempt at reprinting Pogo, the 1992 "Pogo Vol. 1", but it's hard to tell without seeing it.

Jeff Prucher

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list