Friday, November 26, 2010

A Beatnik's Favorite Comic Strip

Walt Kelly's comic strip "Pogo" had to be without doubt a precursor to the beatniks. Pogo the Possum symbolized The Beat Generation every bit as much as James Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause or Marlon Brando's "The Wild One". Pogo had that touch of "je ne sais quoi" the others lacked. Perhaps it was a lot like "Your Moment of Zen".

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