Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tis The Season

Pogo, as well as Albert Alligator, Owl and the rest of the gang living here in the Okefenokee Swamp wish all our friends (and others) the very best of this season, whatever you may call it!!

Pogo 'Possum

A friendly cartoon swamp creature comments wryly on politics and philosophy. Walt Kelly, a cartoonist and movie animator, visited the Okefenokee Swamp in 1942 and was inspired to draw some "swamp critters." Pogo ‘Possum appeared in comic books in the early 1940’s and became the star of a nationally syndicated newspaper comic strip in 1949. Declaring "We have met the enemy and he is us," Pogo poked fun at the vanity and shortcomings of people everywhere. The General Assembly voted Pogo the Georgia State ‘Possum in 1992.