I am back from the dead to bring you a humorous diversion by one of the greatest artist/cartoonists to ever put brush to paper.
Walt Kelly, the creator of POGO, is beloved by many. He happens to be one of my favorite artists, and is certainly a major influence on anyone who has ever attempted to draw a comic strip since the 50's.
As stated on one of my other blogs, Kelly's amazing and whimsical humor seems to flow directly out of his imagination right onto the page in a spontaneous stream of humorous thought, in a manner that few can hope to emulate.
Here, in a story taken from UNCLE POGO'S SO-SO STORIES, 1953, Kelly lambasts author Mickey Spillane and his famous creation, hard-boiled private detective Mike Hammer. As a child reading these, I had no idea who either of those names were, and it didn't make much difference to me. I laughed and found it quite funny regardless of my ignorance of the subject matter. As an adult with a bit more understanding, it is even funnier.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
MUCKEY SPLEEN'S 'THE BLOODY DRIP'!