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Walt Kelly

Biography

Walt Kelly

Trained as an animator at Walt Disney Studios (he worked on cartoon shorts and Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Dumbo), Walt Kelly left during a labor dispute in 1941. He immediately began a new career in the burgeoning field of comic books, contributing heavily to various Disney titles and single-handedly producing its classic fantasy books, Fairy Tale Parade, Mother Goose, and Santa Claus Funnies. Along with fellow Disney alumnus Carl Barks, Kelly is now considered one of the two classic "funny animal" artists from the golden age of comics.

Walt Kelly

Books by Walt Kelly

by Walt Kelly

Blended nonsense language, poetry, and political and social satire make Pogo an essential contribution to American “intellectual” comics.