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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Walt Kelly’s 1954 & 1956 Pogo Christmas Cards

Happy Holidays to all of the I.T.C.H. bloggers and readers!

Walt Kelly celebrated Christmas throughout the 1950s and 60s with a wonderful series of Christmas cards that reproduced his annual Christmas strip with a splash of color. The cards were printed on deckle-edged, letter-size sheets and folded in quarters to fit in envelopes for mailing.

1954

1954 Pogo Christmas Card

1954 Christmas Card by Walt Kelly
Front
5 1/2"" w x 4 1/4" h

1954 Pogo Christmas Card

1954 Christmas Card by Walt Kelly
Inside
8 1/4"" w x 2 1/4" h

Details of 1954 Christmas Card


1956

1956 Pogo Christmas Card

Pogo Christmas Day Comic Strip by Walt Kelly
December 25, 1956
7" w x 2" h

1956 Pogo Christmas Card

1956 Christmas Card by Walt Kelly
Front
5 1/4" w x 4" h

1956 Pogo Christmas Card

1956 Christmas Card by Walt Kelly
Inside
8 1/4" w x 2 1/2" h

1956 Pogo Christmas Card

 

Walt Kelly was creating Christmas Comics years before Pogo was syndicated. Some of his best stories are included in The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories, available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and other fine comic shops and bookstores. This handsome edition keeps the tradition of Christmas comics alive with a warm-hearted collection of classics from the 1940s and 50s by Kelly and many other artists.

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4 Responses to “Walt Kelly’s 1954 & 1956 Pogo Christmas Cards”

  1. Super I.T.C.H » Blog Archive » Walt Kelly’s 1960 Pogo Christmas Card Says:

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  2. Peter Mitros Says:

    Hi: I seem to recall there was a pogo Christmas strip many years ago, and they sang “Deck the Halls” with the words changed, and all I can recall was “holler swoller foller and ally ga roo” Do you have any idea what I am talking about? Thanks for your help, Peter

  3. David B Says:

    Yep! We posted it here on two Christmases. Not just the words, but a recorded version to can listen to:

    http://superitch.com/?p=2642

  4. Carla Dagastino Says:

    Hello! I have the Walt Kelly Pogo Christmas card for 1958.
    Are you in the market for this? Please contact me through my email address. I would love to discuss with someone.
    Thanks!
    Carla Dagastino

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