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Pogo had it all: love, fear, friendship, ambivalence, pails of water, morality, plus a love of high-flown language and, not incidentally, wonderful draftsmanship. Kelly was a master of getting a lot of stuff in one small panel.
One good thing about the strip is that, once you started reading it in earnest, the characters did not take long to establish their identities and their personalities. Albert was both brave and cowardly, Howland Owl was both wise and stupid, and Miz Mam’zelle Hepzibah was both a parody of a sex symbol and an actual sex symbol. (What, you don’t like the skunk with the flirtatious attitude and the beeg fluffy tail?)