Walt Kelly

Walt Kelly

Born: August 25, 1913

Died: October 18, 1973

Nationality: American

Occupation: Cartoonist, animator, poet

Biography: Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr., or Walt Kelly, was an American animator and cartoonist, best known for the comic strip, Pogo. He began his animation career in 1936 at Walt Disney Studios, contributing to Pinocchio and Fantasia. Kelly resigned in 1941 at the age of 28 to work at Dell Comics, where he created Pogo, which eventually became his platform for political and philosophical commentary.

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Source/Notes: In response to being awakened from sleep by a stampede of animals and being told The DAM is bust. - Pogo comic strip (1948 - 1975)