Born: August 25, 1913
Died: October 18, 1973
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.