Walt Kelly: The Life and Art of the Creator of Pogo

WALT KELLY: THE LIFE AND ART OF THE CREATOR OF POGO by Thomas Andrae and Carsten Laqua (Hermes Press)
This scholarly tome about the genius cartoonist forgets the adage about a picture’s worth, dryly explaining Kelly’s pointed satire and gentle whimsy when more of his masterful line and wordplay would’ve done the trick. A staid design adds to the textbook feel of what should’ve been an essential monograph.

1 comment:

Bob Fingerman said...

That surely does suck, as I would like to read a breezy bio of one of my all-time heroes.