by Richard Davidson
(Miz Beaver note: Thanks to the generosity of Richard
Davidson his years of research are provided here for all Pogo fans to use.)
This index is for those Pogo fans who sit around discussing
their favorite episodes but just canít seem to find them in the books.
While there is no subject index, it is easier to glance through these
lists of the major events than to pull down all of the volumes for hours of
searching (though such activities have their own rewards). There are three main
indexes for your research. Click on the heading to research either the Strips,
Comic Books, or Books:
Most comic strips fall into one of two categories.
The continuity strip tells a series of individual stories that are told
in little bits every day over a period of weeks or months.
This sort of strip is easy to index as you just list the stories and
dates. The gag strip tells one joke every day with little or no
continuing storyline from day to day. This
sort of strip is nearly impossible to index since you would have to describe
each strip individually.
Pogo is a combination of both types of strips.
It has continuing storylines, sometimes two or three running
simultaneously, broken up by gag strips that donít fit into any particular
story. As such, it defies a
thorough indexing, and requires its own indexing format.
The Daily strips are indexed by describing the main action in the strip
for each week of the year. Once you
find the sequence youíre looking for, there is a list of books in which it can
be found at the bottom of the page.
Six years before Pogo first appeared on the newspaper comic strip
page, he and the rest of the Okefenokee Players were carrying on in various Dell
Comics titles. These were their
formative years, where Pogo evolved from an ugly, scraggly, ornery little cuss
to the sensible Voice of Reason he would be in the strip.
Walt Kellyís drawing style also evolved and many of his characteristic
touches made their debut there. Here
is a brief history of the comic book appearances and an index to the stories.
Comics, Albert the Alligator and Pogo Possum, Pogo Parade, Santa Claus Funnies
All Pogo books are listed in these Indexes, with full information
about the origin of the contents.