Monday, September 16, 2013

Walt Kelly's Pogo: The National Debt

This original artwork by Walt Kelly for his Pogo comic strip touches on the U.S. national debt in 1959. Kelly quotes the very specific monetary cost of $14,992.59, presumably the cowbird couple's share of the national debt. Statistics I have been able to find show the per capita share of the national debt to be $1,585 around that time, so I don't quite see how the numbers reconcile.

Walt Kelly, Original Artwork for Pogo, March 18, 1959

Note:  This blog now has many posts of original Pogo comic strip art. Enjoy them here. 

I also recommend the Whirled of Kelly blog here. You might also enjoy Pogo in Pandemonia here.


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