The Press: Out Goes Pogo

Pogo is a pleasant kind of possum. The star of Walt Kelly's comic strip (syndicated in 519 papers), is a wide-eyed, ingenuous little critter without a contentious bone in his body, and so. by and large, are all his swampland buddies. But now and then Artist Kelly, who has a sharp way of making a point, converts his strip into a sounding board. In 1954 he invented a new character called Simple J. Malarkey. who looked and fulminated so much like the late U.S. Senator Joe McCarthy that several newspapers took instant offense. e.g., the Orlando. Fla. Sentinel, dropped Pogo on...

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