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    Walt Kelly Pogo Comic Strip Original Art and Song Book (Walt Kelly, 1952/56). This is a combination of two Walt Kelly treasures. The first is an original Pogo comic strip by Mr. Kelly from 2/1/52. Distributed by Post-Hall Syndicate, this early strip features Pogo and his friends from the Okefenokee Swamp. The artwork is ink over blue pencil on Bristol board which has deeply toned, with some staining in all four panels. The piece is matted with an opening of 4.75" x 16.5", in a glass-front frame measuring 8" x 20". With the original comic art is a 1956 Songs of the Pogo book written by Walt Kelly and Norman Monath. The book contains music and lyrics for 30 songs, but it's true appeal lies in the sketch of Pogo signed by Walt Kelly and personalized "I'm in Toon with Joon" to June Foray on the dedication page. The previous page is stamped "June Foray Donovan" along with her home address. The dust jacket of the book has has tears and shows handling wear. Walt Kelly and June Foray became friends while working on the 1969 Chuck Jones-directed TV special "The Pogo Special Birthday Special". Condition on both pieces is Good. From the June Foray Collection.

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