This is the first Earth Day poster (1971) from Walt Kelly and the gang down in the Okefenokee. Although Walt Kelly took ecology as his personal cause, he was also highly political and many of his cartoons are sideways references to McCarthy and the HUAAC gang of thugs.
He died in 1973 after a long battle with diabetes and his grave is unmarked and unknown. He would hate the world of 2012 and sometimes, I hear the little voices of Pogo and gang looking sadly at our world and wondering what will become of their beloved swamp and the entire world.
- Okefenokee Swamp: A Hike in the Land of Trembling Earth (gallivance.wordpress.com)
- Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge waives fees over Vets Day weekend (members.jacksonville.com)
- Comics:Walt Kelly “Pogo” (nex0003.wordpress.com)
- Okefenokee Swamp launches outreach effort (onlineathens.com)