Index to the Pogo Possum Books


POGO Indexes
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 can't 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:


Book Indexes

All Pogo books are listed in these Indexes, with full information about the origin of the contents.

1950's


POGO (1951) Daily strip reprints (from 1949-1951)

Publisher's Introduction (Author's Introduction 1963-on) - text
Publisher's Foreword - text
1. Howland and Churchy disguise Pogo to get Albert's cigars.
2. Seminole Sam sells water; three mice take up residence in Albert's stomach.
3. Howland forecasts snow for the swamp; Pogo and Albert look for a groundhog.
4. Albert is an Easter Bunny and Beauregard becomes a birdwatcher.
5. Albert and Pogo run a newspaper.
6. Howland makes an Adam Bomb; Albert spies as a sizzle grinder.
7. Porky Pine woos Hepzibah, a skunk; Horrors Greeley the cow heads west.
8. Pogo duels Miz Beaver to defend Miz Beaver's honor.
9. Albert is tried for eating Tasty, the pup-dog.
10. Election day in the swamp and everyone is running for an unspecified office.
11. Albert uses Mouldy Mort the frog to stir up the cake batter.
12. The bats become Boy Bird Watchers; Miz Limpkin loses her eggs.
13. Pup-dog talks and a vaudeville show is started.
14. The swamp throws a Christmas party for Porky.


I GO POGO (1952) Original material* and daily strip reprints (from 1951-1952)

Publisher's Foreword - text
'How Pierceful Grows the Hazy Yon!  verse with illustration
1. Bun Rabbit celebrates all holidays at once; Howland and Churchy argue over the month.
2. Albert prepares for a poetry contest against the angle worm.
3. Albert uses a ghost writer and Churchy judges the contest without a head.
4. Enter P T Bridgeport, who wants the headless Churchy for his circus.
5. Pogo meets Tammananny Tiger and the circus closes.
6. Rackety-coon chile runs away with Pupdog and Tammananny.
7. Albert, Churchy and Beauregard hunt tiger; Pogo and Porky find the tads.
8. Baseball with blind umpires and Albert pitching an all-hit game.
9. Introducing Sarcophagus MacAbre who frames Churchy for forging mail.
10. Howland builds a mechaniwockle man; Bun Rab strikes against the clock.
11. Albert meets the cowbirds who take over his stork nest-sitting.
12. Pogo becomes a candidate despite controversy (and his own reluctance).
13. P T Bridgeport holds a rally; the cowbirds move in with Pogo.
14. The Pogo Party takes off, leaving the candidate behind.
15. Free to Get Ready and Sore to Go  Elephant and Donkey fight it out.*


UNCLE POGO SO-SO STORIES (1953) Original material

Publisher's Foreword - text
Dedication - verse with illustration
'Robin Hood to Pay Piper' A tale of Sherwood Forest.
'A Chile's Guardin' Adversus  verse with illustrations:
Northern Lights
Why the Wind Goes Whew! 
A Small Song
Many Happy Returns
Man's Best Friend
Words Upon a Box of Soap
The Third Rail Theme
How Low is the Lowing Herd?
Peep, Bo, Peep!
'The Bloody Drip of Mucky Spleen' Albert as Meat Hamburg, detective.
'The Story of Chicken Little' with Howland, Churchy, Beauregard and others.
'Dog-Gone' text with illustrations: a couple, a dog and their appetites.
'The Traveling Musicians' with Albert, Pogo, Howland, Churchy and others.
About the Author - text


THE POGO PAPERS (1953) Daily strip reprints (from 1952-1953)

Publisher's Foreword - text
Dedication - verse with illustration
1. Howland proposes to Mamselle Hepzibah for Pogo and comes to a stiff end.
2. Pogo, the presidential candidate, decides to run (for his life).
3. Beauregard joins Pogo as Li'l Arf an' Nonny.
4. The bats defend Pogo to the Deacon and the cowbirds.
5. Pogo and Beauregard run into an unemployed Bullmoose candidate.
6. Albert and Mouse find Uncle Antlers, who claims to be Pogo.
7. Pogo returns home and loses the election.
8. Porky's Uncle Baldwin arrives.
9. Deciding there is room for only one porcupine, Porky leaves.
10. Pogo and Albert brave the storm looking for Porky.
11. Willow McWisper helps Pogo and Albert find Porky.
12. Rehearsal for the Christmas pageant; Deacon talks of Peace on Earth.
13. Howland and Churchy believe they have pulled off Uncle Baldwin's head.
14. Churchy and Uncle Baldwin plan on making a fortune selling Dirt.
15. Albert helps Pogo with housework and almost buys some Dirt.
16. Howland and Seminole Sam steal the secret ingredient: Dirt!
17. Howland brings TV to the swamp to sell Dirt.
18. Introducing Mole MacCarony, a near-sighted All-American birdwatcher.
19. To take over the TV station, Mole convinces Howland to migrate.
20. Pogo talks sense to Howland, who practices flying.
21. Mole wants control of the citizens and starts as a TV censor.
22. Mouse takes up residence in Beauregard's hat.
23. Enter Simple J Malarkey, who takes over the Boy Bird Watchers.
24. Albert and troupe try to infiltrate the Bonfire Boys.
25. Mole and Malarkey turn on each other, thanks to the Deacon.
26. Baseball season with Howland, Churchy, Albert and Igor Beaver.
About the Author - text
Publisher's Afterword - text


THE POGO STEPMOTHER GOOSE (1954) Original material

Dedication - verse with illustrations
'Robin, the Red Breasted Hood' A Russian mellerdrama.
'Wry Song' verse with illustrations
'Willow the Wasp' verse with illustrations
'The Town on the Edge of the End' text with illustrations:
«The Pied Piper» verse with illustrations:
'Mistress Flurry 
'The Marked and Burning Deck 
'Hot Cross Buns 
'Hey, Diddle 
'Ali Baba the Black Sheep 
'Hark, Hark! The Dogs Do 
'Lucid Lucy Lost Her Locket 
'The Hunt 
'The is the Hunt 
'The Jumping Cow 
'The Cow Jumped Over the Mood' A cow enters a frog jumping contest.
'Simple Simon' Where's your ware?
'The Queen of Hearts' verse with illustrations
'The Trial and the Tarts' verse with illustrations
'A Report from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Who Stole the Tarts? 
text with illustrations: featuring the Okefenokee Repertory Players.
'Eenie Finis (Finest Foe)' verse with illustrations
Author's Afterword - text


THE INCOMPLEAT POGO (1954) Daily strip reprints (from 1953-1954)

Publisher's Foreword - text
Dedication - text
1. Seminole Sam helps Churchy conduct a blindfold test of comic books.
2. Sam sells Albert on the domestic weather business.
3. Howland and Churchy babysit Grundoon.
4. Mole and Churchy become attached through Clifford the Crawfish.
5. P T Bridgeport talks Albert into a life of circus stardom.
6. Albert packs the Pupdog unintentionally.
7. Beauregard and Albert investigate the missing Pupdog.
8. Mole is blamed, Uncle Baldwin shows up and Pupdog is found.
9. Churchy arranges a year of October.
10. Albert swallows Halpha2 O'Moeba, friend of the Picayune Frog.
11. The fire department is called in and Howland goes in after Halpha.
12. Howland duels with Churchy from inside Albert.
13. Churchy talks with the fire department (Bun Rabbit carries the hose).
14. Enter Roogey Batoon, New Orleans pelican.
15. Albert and the bats lunch on the Lou'siana Perches.
16. Introducing Snavely and the apprentice cobra; exit Roogey.
17. Mouse plays mongoose with the worm chile but Miz Beaver breaks it up.
18. Miz Beaver and Hepzibah have a party; Churchy encounters the cowbirds.
19. The World Series with Miz Beaver as umpire; Grundoon supplies the ball.
20. Tammananny Tiger discusses freedom of the press with Pogo and Porky.
21. Alf and Reggie give Porky a thousand pardons.
22. Howland starts Okefenokee U and everyone wants to be on the faculty.
23. Introducing Sis Boombah, who polls Choo Choo the mailman.
24. Sis Boombah coaches the bean bag team; the school teaches nothing.
25. Deacon Mushrat and the cowbirds protest the activities.
26. Everyone practices for Christmas including the tads.
27. Okefenokee wins the big bowl game against Igloo U by default.
Author's Afterword - text


THE POGO PEEK-A-BOOK (1955) Original material

Publisher's Foreword - text
'One Small Score for Two Brown Eyes' verse with illustration
'Our Pledge' text with illustration: an introduction by 'The Board.'
'Lhude Sing Cuccu' verse with illustrations
'More Mother Goosery Rinds' A wandering musician helps with the rhymes.
'Gore Blimey: The Bloody Drip Writhes Again' More detecting with Albert.
'A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go' verse with illustrations
'The Account of the Wooful Frog' Chicken Little leads the tads in a performance.
'Glory' text with illustrations: the kingdoms of Humpty and Dumpty do battle.
'The Man from Suffern on the Steppes, or 1984 and All That' A Russian tale of Madisonav.
'Lines to Celebrate the Loss of a Galosh' verse with illustrations
'Yoo Hoo, Killed Cock Robin?' Albert gets carried away while reading.
'Finem Respice' verse with illustration


POTLUCK POGO (1955) Daily strip reprints (from 1954-1955)

Publisher's Foreword - text
'Lines Upon a Tranquil Brow' verse with illustration
1. Churchy and Porky joke about death and taxes.
2. Mouse gets thrown again by the worm chile.
3. Mouse has a secret he's eager to tell.
4. Caramel candies keep Mouse and Albert from talking.
5. Grundoon is brought in to translate the mumbling.
6. Wee Willie the Jayhawk tells his history.
7. Mouse and Snavely meet up with Pogo and the Jayhawk.
8. Churchy writes a poem for the Deacon to woo Sis Boombah.
9. Dressed as a gal, Churchy runs into the bats and Albert.
10. Mamselle Hepzibah bakes for Beauregard; Churchy takes the cake.
11. Churchy sings and Choo Choo thinks it's an invasion.
12. Deacon hears of Miz Boombah's intentions and departs.
13. Sis Boombah tries on a bridal gown.
14. Sis Boombah sets off after the Deacon.
15. Deep in the swamp, Deacon finds Simple J Malarkey and Indian Charlie.
16. Howland talks Churchy into rescuing the Deacon.
17. The bats join Miz Boombah in her search.
18. The Deacon is found; Malarkey and Charlie go undercover.
19. Grundoon makes a speech and Mole mistakes it for a bomb formula.
20. Howland copies the formula; Churchy talks of disasters.
21. The formula poisons Albert; Grundoon becomes the Mysterious Stranger.
22. Mole crawls through a cavern in a bait bucket.
23. Howland is a dead chicken, Churchy a babbling brook and Albert a tree.
24. A group rushes to save Albert, who is not in trouble.
25. Howland drills for oil, then joins Churchy and Pogo for eats.
26. Aunt Granny's Bitter Brittle Root brings you the World Series.
27. Albert and Beauregard decide to hold a thinking contest.
28. Howland practices groundhogging, then goes to coach the contestants.
29. The thinking contest starts at Pogo's house with a fight.
30. The fight is concluded and lunch is served.
31. The thinking contest restarts and turns to frogs and popcorn.
32. A case of hiccups may decide the contest.
33. The judges think they are better thinkers than the contestants.
34. Porky visits Pogo and they deliver Christmas gifts together.
Author's Afterword - text


SONGS OF THE POGO (1956) Original material

Publisher's Notes on dust jacket flaps and backcover
Endpapers - illustration
Dedication - text
Author's Foreword - text
Text, music and verse with color illustrations:
'Go Go Pogo 
'A Song Not for Now 
'Don't Sugar Me 
'Whither the Starling 
'Whence that Wince? 
'The Keen and the Quing 
'Parsnoops 
'Truly True 
'How Low is the Lowing Herd 
'Slopposition 
'Many Harry Returns 
'Evidence 
'Lines Upon a Tranquil Brow 
'Mistress Flurry 
'Man's Best Friend 
'The Prudent Promisor 
'Song of the Shuttle' or 'Smile Wavering Wings'
'Filibeg Fair 
'Northern Lights 
'Lhude Sing Cuccu 
'One Small Score for Two Brown Eyes' or 'Only the Lone'
'Twirl, Twirl 
'Mistily Meandering 
'This is the Hunt 
'Wry Song 
'Potlucky 
'Willow the Wasp 
'Prettily Preen 
'The Hazy Yon 
'Deck Us All With Boston Charlie 

(The paperback edition of Songs of the Pogo, published in 1968, has no dust jacket notes, endpaper illustrations or dedication. A new Author's Foreword was written and the illustrations accompanying the songs appear in black and white.)


THE POGO SUNDAY BOOK (1956) Original material* and Sunday strip reprints (from 1950-1951)

Author's Foreword - text Dedication - text
1. Albert, Pogo and Churchy entertain at a swarry.*
2. Howland and Churchy think Pogo and Albert have found the Fountain of Youth.
3. It seems the Fountain has turned Howland into an egg.
4. Churchy plucks Howland bare getting him out of a tree.
5. Doc Seminole Sam grows hair on Howland.
6. Tacky, the porcupine tad, points out that Pogo has begun to shave a bear.
7. Pogo takes up medicine and Albert swallows Tacky.
8. Truant officer Albert runs away from school with the chillun.
9. Albert becomes Goldie Lox and the Four Bears.
10. Bear borrows soup bones for forebears.
11. Bear and Albert try on different recipes.
12. Albert and Bear start a lifelong feud.
13. Albert gets stuck in the opposition's cannon.
14. Albert tries baking and gets Howland stuck to his head.
15. Sam and Churchy work on parting Albert and Howland.
16. Howland lands in a teapot and is mistaken for a Martian by Porky and the tads.
17. Pogo and Porky make ice cream to feed the Martian.
18. Albert eats the Martian and the bones are prepared for return.
19. Pogo and Churchy land in a Martian chicken farm.
20. The two space travelers return just in time for Christmas.


THE POGO PARTY (1956) Daily strip reprints (from 1955-1956)

Publisher's Foreword - text
Author's Foreword - text
Preface: Pogo is visited by two lady bugs and a young un.
1. One of the bats is visited by a mother grackle.
2. Bemildred studies being a bird; the other bats go fishing with Pogo.
3. Miz Beaver thinks Bemildred is cupid.
4. Miz Beaver and Beauregard are shot with 'cupid's' arrow.
5. Pogo visits Mamselle Hepzibah; Churchy brings a poem.
6. Tammananny Tiger talks the circus game with Bemildred and Bun Rabbit.
7. P T paints the pupdog as a tiger for a circus poster.
8. The bats look for Bemildred; Tammananny tries a practical joke.
9. Bemildred comes home as a foundling.
10. P T and Tammananny discuss TV; the bats lose the foundling.
11. Porky asks Pogo if he will run again for president.
12. The bats nominate themselves as candidates.
13. Churchy writes Friday the 13th out of the calendar.
14. Churchy makes predictions with his calendar; Howland acts as groundhog.
15. Churchy babysits the groun'chuck tad by singing 'loolabyes.'
16. Howland suggests Hepzibah propose to Pogo and ends up in the cake batter.
17. Howland stiffens and Churchy goes for help.
18. The woodpecker family helps Howland break out.
19. Miz Beaver, disguised as Hepzibah, goes to propose to Pogo.
20. Thinking Miz Beaver a swamp monster, Bun Rab claims Pogo's house is haunted.
21. Albert tries to fill out his tax form with Bun Rabbit's help.
22. Word is out: Pogo is running! Tammananny tells his life story.
23. Albert is for vice-president and the Deacon is for vice.
24. Howland and Seminole Sam plan to 'sell our man'; they poll Churchy.
25. Beauregard offers his services as the candidate's dog.
26. Howland writes a new set of questions for Churchy's answers.
27. Introducing the Newlife reporters, who insist that Pogo is a rabbit.
28. Pogo poses for pics while Churchy sings the campaign song.
29. Howland asks Churchy if Pogo should marry Mamselle Hepzibah, the Lost Dauphin.
30. The reporter explains left, right and middle-of-the-road politics.
31. Plans are to marry Pogo and Hepzibah; Beauregard is heartbroken.
32. Hepzibah, Porky and Pogo get fed up and run away as li'l ol' men.


POGO'S SUNDAY PUNCH (1957) Original material and Sunday strip reprints (from 1952-1953)

Author's Foreword - text
Dedication - verse with illustrations
'War Nor Peace' Albert, Howland and a cow spread joy and peace as Easter Bunnies.*
'Stuff and Nonsense' verse with illustrations:*
Dixie is the Land I Love
Half Pastime
Daffodoo
Moon Over Mamie
Hearts of Celery
The Drifting Dream
Song of the Moon
St Swithin's Swoon
1. Albert starts telling the stirring story of Handle and Gristle.
2. Albert leaves out the witch but throws in a dragon.
3. Handle, Gristle and the dragon smoke a bologna.
4. Goldilocks (the dragon) introduces the three bears (mice).
5. Howland is a furry godmomma and Albert can't figure out an ending.
'More Stuff and Nonsense' verse with illustrations:*
The Prince of Pompadoodle
To Princess Margaret Rose
Fashions Female and/or Male
The Olympics
Frozen Foods
To the Suez Canal
A Summer Song to a Winter Tune
6. Howland talks Albert into home dentistry.
7. Albert digs for gold at Pogo's house; Howland is a dirt plumber.
8. Churchy writes his Martian memoirs before his trip to Mars.
9. Howland digs for square roots; Pogo is covered with glory.
10. Grundoon puts the bite on Pogo.
11. Churchy tries to solve the Grundoon problem with pliers.
12. Churchy's space ship is piloted by geese.
13. The ship crash lands after the pilots argue.
14. Pogo is invited to a Christmas banquet by some strange swamp folk.
15. A mother duck hatches out her husband and Pogo returns home.


POSITIVELY POGO (1957) Daily strip reprints (from 1955-1956)

Author's Foreword - text
Dedication - verse
Preface: Pogo and Porky on dreams and humor.
1. P T Bridgeport and Tammananny get out of show biz and into TV.
2. Beauregard applies for a dog food commercial.
3. Albert and Beauregard find out their fathers knew each other professionally.
4. Albert practices being a foreign dog.
5. Porky and Howland write singing commercials.
6. Mouse meets up with Snavely and his apprentice cobras.
7. Albert and Beauregard are joke writers for teevy.
8. Mouse wants to print money on cheese; Churchy predicts famous days.
9. Howland & Churchy and Albert & Beauregard fight for friendship.
10. Churchy decides to make money by making money.
11. Porky says the perfect deal is being alive and not being stuck with it forever.
12. Howland asks Mouse about Churchy's money scheme.
13. The swamp World Series is cancelled due to lack of a ball.
14. Churchy begins printing money on food.
15. Albert and Beauregard leave for New York and another comic strip.
16. Porky explains the differences between liberals and conservatives.
17. Churchy stops making money; Grundoon talks to fish.
18. P T and Tammananny arrive from New York before their special delivery letter.
19. Albert has a run-in with a rubber beach horse.
20. Tammananny discovers you can succeed in flopping at home and abroad.
21. Mr Pig and his cockadoodle land and begin issuing permits.
22. The cowbirds receive a coded message and burn it.
23. The cowbirds run into Mr Pig.
24. Pogo and Albert discuss voting.
25. Mr Pig suggests simplifying the election by using just one candidate.
26. Albert sends Howland's satellite, with Pogo and Mouse inside, into orbit.
27. Pogo and Mouse land in Australia in time for the Olympics.
28. Pogo represents Mars in the Olympic events.
29. Pogo takes longest with the Pentathlon, breaking all records.
30. Pogo and Mouse hitchhike home with St Nick.
31. Practicing carols, Albert goes over the twelve days of Christmas.
32. Porky visits Pogo on Christmas day.


THE POGO SUNDAY PARADE (1958) Original Material and Sunday strip reprints (from 1953-1954)

Dedication - verse with illustrations
'Back to Earth' A Russian nightmare on the moon.*
'High G Over Whiz' verse with illustrations*
'A Roaming Candle' verse with illustrations*
'One Sunday Morn at Break of Born' verse with illustrations*
1. Howland and Churchy have staring and schreeching contests.
2. Howland manages Churchy's boxing career and comes out in the wash.
3. Howland has eaten part of Bear's laundry.
4. Bear settles with Howland and Churchy.
5. Churchy drops in for lunch; Albert's head gets stuck in the pot.
6. Albert (with pot) chases the tads and encounters a tree.
7. Bear loses his pants and dignity; Albert finds an octopus.
8. Octopi invade the swamp.
9. Albert explains the advantages of having an octopus on your head.
10. Albert becomes a siren; the octopus runs off with Howland.
'Really Round the Ragboys' verse with illustrations*
'A Tuppenny Thrupence' verse with illustrations*
'Our Colander is Full of Holes' verse with illustrations*
11. Howland and Albert begin tunneling to China.
12. Pogo and Churchy help Papa Bear with a late Christmas.
13. Howland and Albert believe they've tunneled to Russia, not China.
14. Have the Russians stolen Georgia and Santa Claus?
15. Bear demonstrates reindeering to Pogo and Churchy.
16. Bear insults the potato salad; Santa doesn't believe in Virginia.
17. Albert and Bear both play Santa for the tads.
Author's Afterword - text


G. O. FIZZICKLE POGO (1958) Daily strip reprints (from 1957-1958)

Author's Foreword - text
Preface: Porky on telling a joke.
1. Churchy, Howland and Albert discuss the 18-month Geophysical year.
2. The trio embarks to measure the globe.
3. An argument over who's to be captain stops the voyage.
4. The fight is set aside for Christmas caroling.
5. Pogo visits Porky for Christmas.
6. Mouse's cousin believes that men should be sent up in satellites.
7. Mouse and Flea argue over who is man's best friend.
8. Beauregard discourses on fleas.
9. Are scientists using mechanical animals?
10. Pogo suggests an animal society against cruelty to humans.
11. Howland decides to send the flea to the moon.
12. Albert is self-appointed Defender of the Moon.
13. Pogo thinks we should take care of Earth before worrying about the moon.
14. Albert plans a trip to the moon.
15. Miz Beaver and Beauregard discuss his possibly marrying a flea.
16. Albert disguises himself as Lulu Arfin' Nanny.
17. Pogo and Churchy talk of peace and fishing.
18. Flea decides to join the beat generation.
19. Snavely explains that insects will take over Earth.
20. Howland discovers that Grundoon speaks in Algebra.
21. Beauregard mistakes Albert for Lulu Arfin' Nanny.
22. Albert and Flea tell Howland they are not going to the moon.
23. Howland takes a G O Fizzickle survey; Churchy is caught in a baby carriage.
24. Beauregard frees Churchy and gets caught himself.
25. Beauregard's butterfly wants a set of teeth from Pogo.
26. Choo-Choo reports being bitten by a butterfly.
27. Mouse suggests a swamp canal to compete with Suez.
28. Albert has a butterfly attached to his tail.
29. Churchy starts digging the canal.
30. Mole plans to take over the canal with toothed butterflies.
31. Deacon asks the bats to pass as butterflies.
32. At the canal, Howland writes figures while Mouse thinks.
33. Alf and Reggie visit the canal.
34. Deacon and Mole fall into the canal.
35. Albert swallows the butterfrog, who sees a demon.
36. Howland tries to exorcise Albert's monster.
37. Howland is a witch doctor; Churchy does a rain dance.
38. Albert decides not to let Mouse inside.
39. Churchy plans a party &at Pogo's.


THE POGO SUNDAY BRUNCH (1959) Original material and Sunday strip reprints (from 1955-1957)

Author's Foreword - text
Dedication - verse with illustrations*
1. Albert puzzles over 'The Twelve Days of Christmas.'
2. Howland comes upon Albert in a nightgown and Churchy under the bed at Pogo's.
3. To hear a rumor, Miz Beaver wakes Howland with a gun blast.
4. Churchy, believing Howland murdered, exchanges clothes with Miz Beaver.
'A Cipher of Zephyrs' verse with illustrations:*
The Observation Post
Flow Gently, Sweet Often
Oaf Oaks at Home
Ta La for Two
5. Albert and the wash is shot from a cannon.
6. Albert encounters two birds and is shot down by Grundoon.
7. The birds are reunited and Albert is a hero.
8. Albert teaches two crickets to crick.
9. While jumping, Albert runs into Miz Beaver's pies.
10. Howland and Churchy help Miz Beaver with the pie and laundry biz.
'What-Nots What's Not' verse with illustrations*
What Not?
Harken, the Hearth
The Grabbage of Cabbage
A View of the Mexican Boarder
11. Cricket wants to be a dog; Bear and Albert fight over a cigar.
12. Bear and Albert have a patty-cake duel.
13. Howland smokes up the cigar but the fight continues.
'Another Garland of Cluster' verse with illustrations:*
Just Above Below
A Corner of the Circle
Fiercely Fred
A Boodle of Boon
Steeple Jack and Stoople Jill
14. Beginning the story of 'Cinderola and the Fore-bears.'
15. The Prince (Churchy) loses his head (in a barrel) over Cinderola (Pogo).
16. The Cruel Stepmother (Albert) meets the Punkin Genie (Howland).
17. The Genie claims that thin air isn't as thin as it used to be.
18. Stepmother leaves her daughters (bugs) for a burglar (Bear).
19. Stepmother demonstrates the life of a busterfly.
20. Cinderola dances with the Prince, who ends up shooed.
21. The Prince looks for Cinderola and finds her ugly sisters.
'The End (of Cinderola and all that)' verse with illustrations*


TEN EVER-LOVIN' BLUE-EYED YEARS WITH POGO (1959, hardcover; 1972 paperback) Original material, daily and Sunday strip reprints

The Contents page explains each section of the book. Most strips here are available in other Pogo books. Below is a list of Pogo books and what pages in 'Ten Ever-Lovin' &  that the material from them (or reprinted in them) can be found. The page numbers correspond to the paperback edition of 'Ten Ever-Lovin' &  as it is the edition most easily available to fans.

From 'Pogo' pp 15-21, 27-31, 33-36;
'I Go Pogo' pp 32, 37, 38, 44-51;
'Uncle Pogo So-So Stories' pp 25, 70, 71, 91;
'The Pogo Papers' pp 56-69, 75-85;
'The Pogo Stepmother Goose' pp 70, 71, 88, 109, 113-122;
'The Incompleat Pogo' pp 96-106;
'The Pogo Peek-A-Book' pp 91, 124-133, 155-172;
'Potluck Pogo' pp 107, 108, 137-140, 142, 143;
'The Pogo Party' pp 144-148, 174-187;
'Pogo's Sunday Punch' pg 190
'Positively Pogo' pp 200-204;
'The Pogo Sunday Parade' pp 223-228;
'G O Fizzickle Pogo' pp 210, 214, 229-239;
'The Pogo Sunday Brunch' pp 265, 266;
'Beau Pogo' pg 282.


1960's


BEAU POGO (1960) Daily strip reprints (from 1958-1959)

Author's Foreword - text
Dedication - text with illustration
1. Knightly Pogo rides off to slay the dragon.
2. Albert, Churchy and Howland join and conclude the chase.
3. Sam tries selling Beauregard a forgetfulness course.
4. Pogo, Albert and Churchy talk about forgetting.
5. Sam and Beauregard discuss forgetfulness and politics.
6. Porky trains Grundoon for Groundhog's Day.
7. Albert and Beauregard think Porky is a Martian.
8. Pogo 'skins' the 'man from Mars.'
9. Mailman duck has two Russian postcards for the cowbirds.
10. Churchy fishes in his bath and Howland suspects.
11. Howland confronts Choo-Choo and a flea explains all.
12. The bats end up with the postcards.
13. The cowbirds refuse to pay the postage due.
14. The cowbirds steal Alabaster's whistle for a five-year plan.
15. Deacon tries bird watching with Howland.
16. Beauregard hypnotizes himself into a caterpillar.
17. Beauregard becomes a butterfly.
18. Churchy flies and Pogo rescues him.
19. Sam and Pogo try to convince Beauregard that he is a dog.
20. Sam's trained gnats speak for Beauregard.
21. Howland writes scripts for Albert's conversation.
22. Albert becomes an opera singer with laryngitis.
23. Miz Beaver turns down a sample sAript from Howland.
24. Unhappy with his latest sAript, Churchy out-thinks Howland.
25. Churchy and Howland plan some interplanetary commerce.
26. Churchy believes other planets may be watching him.
27. Beauregard joins the plan for space trade.
28. Mr Bear lands in the Okefenokee bringing 'peace.'
29. Mr Bear rewrites history and gives out gum.
30. Mr Bear leaves and Howland again has plans for outer space.
31. Howland wants to sell pens that write under butter on other planets.
32. A satellite with seals lands in Albert's house.
33. The seals think they've landed on the moon.
34. Albert plans to put the seals on a quiz program.
35. The seals want our cheese mines, the basis of our economy.
36. Howland and Churchy become foreign power spy queens.
37. The seals head for home when they hear of Christmas seals.
38. Miz Beaver thinks Pogo and Hepzibah are getting 'hitched.'
39. The rackety-coon chile warns Pogo of Miz Beaver.
40. Miz Beaver sees Pogo with the spy queens.
41. Everything is explained and a concert is planned.
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POGO EXTRA (ELECTION SPECIAL) (1960) Daily strip reprints (from 1959-1960)

Dedication - text
1. Miz Beetle decides Fremount the boy bug is presidential timber.
2. Pogo and Porky discuss Fremount's chances of election.
3. P T Bridgeport and Tammananny Tiger plan Fremount's campaign.
4. Albert, Howland and Willow the Wasp talk about the candidate.
5. Beauregard volunteers to be the candidate's noble dog.
6. Enter Congersman Frog, lighting his cigar with his secretary's pay.
7. The Congersman discusses issues with Fremount ( 'Jes' Fine ).
8. Congersman Frog and his secretary begin thinking on the campaign.
9. P T and Tammananny continue work on a press release.
10. Porky thinks Fremount's limited vocabulary may hold him back.
11. Churchy writes jokes to build the candidate's sense of humor.
12. Churchy and Tammananny work on a ventriloquist act for Fremount.
13. Porky's philosophy on the population explosion.
14. Howland and Albert wonder if a ladybug can be president.
15. Howland and Albert dig the popular clammer.
16. The Congersman and his secretary talk with and about the voters.
17. Pogo and Churchy discuss political ghost writers.
18. Tammananny starts work on Fremount's biography.
19. Basil McTabolism, the pulse beatnik, takes over Churchy's house.
20. Howland helps Churchy try to oust the poll-taking cat.
21. Fremount wants to campaign using bird imitations.
22. Albert asks Pogo about the public clammer.
23. Churchy gets his home back from Basil.
24. Fremount hiccups a speech; a flea asks Beauregard about running.
25. Howland discovers that Fremount is an ant-lion, a cannibal.
26. Miz Weevil reveals that Fremount was born in a box of popcorn.
27. The Newslife reporters find Basil, mistaking him for Pogo.
28. Word has it there's a poll-taker looking for where the body's buried.
29. Newslife plans a politically advantageous marriage for Fremount.
30. Howland breaks the news of Fremount's ancestry to Newslife.
31. Howland rejects Fremount, then looks to Pogo for president.
32. P T and Tammananny still can't decide on a press release.
33. Howland and Churchy are for Pogo for president and themselves for veep.
34. Pogo will run so that signs from the last campaigns can be reused.
35. Howland, Churchy and Albert start for the convention in Los Angeles.
36. They decide to drive without an engine, but run out of gas.
37. Churchy writes a campaign song; P T's circus train provides transportation.
38. The Newslife reporters grab Basil thinking he's Pogo.
39. Fremount is not an ant-lion but a rose chafer.
40. At the rally, each delgate votes for himself for candidate.
41. With fourteen nominees, the party outnumbers the other parties.
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POGO A LA SUNDAE (1961) Daily* and Sunday strip reprints (from 1957-1958, 1960-1961)

Author's Foreword/Dedication - text
1. Mouse hires Churchy and Howland to spy on the Olympics.*
2. Albert and Churchy arrive in Australia, but no Olympics.*
3. A sleeping match is started between Albert and a kangaroo.*
4. The International Pig as Sam Nikolaus in Australia.*
5. Howland has the two youngest presidential candidates: eggs!*
6. The bats eat the candidates and take their place.*
7. Albert and Churchy return by sleigh with Uncle Antlers.*
8. The egg candidates lose the election and the bats return home.*
9. Sis Boombah coaches the football team; Deacon Mushrat sells peanuts.*
10. Pogo and Porky discuss the end of the world by overpopulation.*
11. Howland pickets for being used in Churchy's dreams without permission.*
12. Camp Siberia members sing and celebrate July 4.
13. Albert catches his nose in a bear trap.
14. Doctor Howland labors to remove the trap.
15. A bear and cow fight over Albert.
16. The combatants become friends.
17. Howland and Churchy send up flares, with themselves attached.
18. Pogo rebels at packing and carrying the camp equipment back home by himself.
19. Churchy helps a ladybug and is haunted by a weevil.
20. Frog says Churchy's head is leaking thoughts.
21. The gentleman ladybug plans an attack on Churchy.
22. The ladybug has a message, if he can remember it.
23. The bugs form an army to march on Churchy.
24. Albert, Pogo and Churchy prepare for the invading army.
25. Albert, Pogo and Churchy are surrounded by an invisible army.
26. Albert and Churchy dig a trench.
27. Churchy goes for help; the bug army takes Groundhog Day off.
28. The war is over and no one remembers why it was started.


GONE POGO (1961) Original material* and daily strip reprints (from 1961)
Dedication - verse with illustration
Author's Foreword - text
'Deck Us All With Boston Charlie  music and lyrics with illustrations*

1. Porky's inner self tells jokes; Churchy's inner self rebels.
2. What if you had two bodies and only one inner self?
3. Pogo and Bun Rab discuss giving advice.
4. Porky and Beauregard practice reacting to jokes.
5. Howland wants to capture minds by making a new calendar.
6. Pogo and Howland discuss splitting atoms.
7. The Australian kangaroo, 'The Basher' visits to participate in a boxing match.
8. Mouse talks of his work at the White House with John F.
9. Mouse becomes The Basher's manager and sets a fight with a gorilla.
10. Snavely returns and the gorilla backs out.
11. Howland goes to D C; Churchy helps Fremount with homework.
12. The Basher is upset because there is no boxing match.
13. Howland returns to start his own Peace Corpse.
14. Howland leaves the cowbirds in charge and opposes a tax on foreign policy.
15. The cowbirds help ignorant and underprivileged youth.
16. Howland thinks Albert is 'Fidel.'
17. Albert, in civil war guise, hunts the spy.
18. Beauregard and Churchy suspect Albert.
19. Howland clears Albert; Churchy dresses as a lady spy.
20. Beauregard is a bugleboy.
21. Albert finds spies under his bed; Beauregard and Churchy duel.

'A Visit from St Nicholas (to the moon)  verse with illustrations*
'Way Out in the Land of the Calabash  text with illustrations: The boy who cried 'sheep!'*
'Doze  and 'Ferrilips' verse with illustrations*


THE JACK ACID SOCIETY BLACK BOOK by Pogo (1962) Original material* and daily strip reprints (from 1957, 1961-1962)

Dedication - text
Author's Foreword - text
'The Prince of Pompadoodle  verse with illustrations*
'The Song of the Mole  verse with illustrations*
'An Introduction to and Advice from the Flounder  dialog with illustrations*
'Boring Within and Boring Without  verse with illustrations*

1. Pogo talks with a termite about bugs in the government.
2. Beauregard teaches Porky how to joke.
3. Deacon Mushrat explains the Jack Acid Society to Pogo.
4. Deacon and Mole (The Jack Acid Society) become 'original Americans.'
5. Deacon and Pogo discuss the Russian twenty-year plan.
6. Pogo explains the Society to Howland; enter Baleful Baxter, a wood tick.
7. The tads play baseball with Herman the half-hatched egg as ball.
8. The Society speaks against baseball and businessmen.
9. The Society takes cover from the population explosion.
10. Miz Rackety-Coon is accused of contributing to the explosion.
11. Deacon realizes that the Society is 'non-nothing.'
12. Pogo and the angle worm discuss underground population explosions.
13. Deacon and Mole go over the blacklist.
14. Pogo and Albert talk about the Society suspecting everyone.
15. The cowbirds make Mole's blacklist and so, eventually, does Mole.

'Pompety Pomp  verse with illustrations*
'A Mi-Nute Man's Code  monologue with illustrations: Wiley Catt talks.*
'Rooty Toot  verse with illustrations*
'Hayfoot-Strawfoot: A Fireside Chat  monologue with illustrations: Mole talks.*
Author's Afterword - text
About the Author


INSTANT POGO (1962) Daily* and Sunday strip reprints (from 1959-1962)

Dedication - text
Author's Foreword - text

1. The Notorious International Pig and Fido the Liberator Goat land in the swamp.*
2. Mr Pig and Fido find Churchy, whom they mistake for Pogo.*
3. Mouse and Churchy conjecture about the visitors.*
4. The visitors try selling counterfeit trading stamps, undermining U S economy.*
5. Churchy and Beauregard go over the Puce Stamp Catalog.*
6. Deacon, Mole, Pogo and Mouse wonder what the visitors are up to.*
7. The Jack Acid Society (Deacon and Mole) welcome Mr Pig and Fido.*
8. The Dogslife reporters look for the foreign plenipotentiaries.*
9. Wiley Catt explains the responsibilities of the Mi-Nute Man.*
10. The Dogslife reporters mistake Wiley Catt for Mr Pig.*
11. Pogo sets up a picnic for the Okefenokee Glee and Perloo Union.*
12. Mr Pig and Fido take over the feast.*
13. Wiley Catt exposes Mr Pig as Solid MacHogany, a smalltime ham.*
14. Albert explains the origin of the cigar to the Rackety-Coon chile.
15. Howland studies wildlife.
16. Pogo and Albert capture ideas by thinking of objects.
17. Howland turns the strip into a puzzle page.
18. Albert and Bear write TV jingles.
19. Churchy sings of spring in January; Albert acts like a groundhog.
20. Beauregard tries a brain twister on Churchy.
21. Albert babysits the rackety-coon chile.
22. Howland and Churchy compete in acting and playwriting.
23. Albert prepares his 'nephew' for Harvard.
24. Albert practices lifeguard techniques with Churchy.
25. Games at Camp Siberia with Albert and Churchy.
26. Churchy shoots down word balloons, a dangerous sport.
27. Beauregard shows Albert how to fetch a ball.
28. Albert and Bear help Nostril O'Toole regain his sense of smell.
29. Albert bakes a cake.
30. Albert and Bear use radio to study hibernating.
31. Albert dresses up.
32. Howland mistakenly carves a football instead of a pumpkin.
33. Pogo uses a pumpkin instead of a football; Albert encounters some bees.
34. Rackety-coon chile practices being seen and not heard.

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POGO PUCE STAMP CATALOG (1963) Original material* and daily strip reprints (from 1962-1963)

Dedication - text with illustration
'An Introduction  text with illustrations*
'Catalog of Items and Pleasures  text with illustrations*
'Rise and Fall of the Puce Stamps :

1. A Chinese chick hatches out of Howland's thousand-year-old egg.
2. Churchy and Howland make plans for the chick, Gai-Tsu.
3. Howland, disguised as an infant, is adopted by Sis Boombah.
4. Churchy, demonstrating for the chick, follows Howland's example.
5. Gai-Tsu and the rackety-coon chile ask the fire department for help.
6. They offer to pay Bun Rab in worthless Puce Stamps.
7. Bun Rab gets the stamps and the fire department is off.
8. Sis Boombah and Mouse go over the Cinderella tale.
9. The fire department arrives but no one is home.
10. Pogo is rescued from a tree.
11. Puce Stamps save time: don't paste them up, just throw them away.
12. Howland wants to send the message around the world and to the moon.
13. Churchy writes jingles while Howland phones D C.
14. Pogo, Porky and Churchy sing while Howland keeps phoning.
15. Congersman Frog brings in a rocket for the campaign.
16. The Administration won't back Howland but the stamps are all gone anyway.


DECK US ALL WITH BOSTON CHARLIE (1963) Original material* and daily strip reprints (from 1961-1962)

Dedication - verse with illustration
Author's Foreword - text with illustration
'The Old Original Charlie  Howland lectures on the song's history.*
'A Look at the Potlook Theory on the Origin of D.U.A.W.B.C.  featuring a devil.*
'Christmas Can't be Beat, Nick  verse with illustrations*
'Anti-Missile Toe to Toe  verse with illustrations*
'Christmas on the Hard-Sell  verse with illustrations*
'Bedside-chiatry  verse with illustrations*
'Digitalis  verse with illustrations*
'The Real Dope  A Bear Tale of the song's origin.*
'Seasoning  verse with illustrations*
'Kneading the Needling Need  verse with illustrations*
'Inside the Out  verse with illustrations*
'The Lurk of the Limurk  verse with illustrations:*
'Here's One 
'Here's Another 
'F/13  verse with illustrations*
'The Northernmost Poll  verse with illustrations*
'Facing East at West at Once  verse with illustrations*
'A Lament Directed to 212-555-1212  verse with illustrations*
'Yoo Hoo  verse with illustrations*
'Onward with High Hearts in Mouth  verse with illustrations*
Untitled verse with illustrations*

1. Albert tries for a job as Santa Claus.
2. Albert wants to practice on the fire engine chimney.
3. Porky and Choo-Choo visit Pogo for Christmas.
4. Howland and Churchy plan for a backward year.
5. Snavely fails the Peace Corps physical.
6. Howland gives Albert his national health check-up.
7. The check-up continues with Churchy assisting.
8. Beauregard reads some jokes for Churchy.
9. Pogo and Porky discuss jokes and color.
10. Mouse thinks the angleworm is his tail.
11. Howland demonstrates the dowsing rod to Churchy.
12. Churchy plays music to stimulate plant growth.
13. Howland has forgotten his secret plan.
14. Miz Beaver looks for a valentine.
15. Mamselle Hepzibah makes up Miz Beaver like a high-fashion model.
16. Howland decides the women of the swamp need courting.
17. Churchy leaves a mash note for Miz Beaver.
18. Howland, dressed as a woman, and Churchy, as a mysterious stranger, fight.
19. A committee is formed when Miz Beaver calls the men cowards.
20. Churchy agrees to duel the mysterious stranger.
21. The stranger is 'dead  from cowpox'.

'Bright Christmas Land  music and lyrics with illustrations*
'With Apologies to a Year Gone By  verse with illustrations*


THE RETURN OF POGO (1965) Original material* and daily strip reprints (from 1963-1964)

Dedication - text with illustration
Author's Foreowrd - text
'Forward to the End  verse with illustrations*

1. Churchy can't remember his terrible news so he shouts 'Earthquake!'
2. Howland revives a famous comic strip by throwing a brick at Churchy.
'The Rassle of Beauty' verse with illustrations*
3. A worm enters Howland's beauty contest for the Okefenokee.
4. Miz Beaver and Miss Boombah train for the Miss Cosmos contest.
5. Mouse and Pogo begin their quest for honest and unbiased judges.
6. Albert and Churchy are picked to judge the contest.
7. Before the contest, Howland gives the judges an envelope with the winner's name.
8. Deacon and Mole fix the contest; the losers fix Deacon and Mole.
'All the Latest that Laps the Lip  verse with illustrations*
9. Pavlov, the two-headed Russian dog, arrives, as does the press.
10. Pogo and Porky report on the dog for the Fort Mudge Daily Moan.
11. The TV networks broadcast a fight and a folksong but miss the dog.
12. Herm Bandwaggin phones in his TV report.
13. Peach pits and beer cans are used to figure TV ratings.
14. The local 1492 AD marches against Churchy's TV jingle.
15. Pogo and Churchy discuss war and peace.
'Campaign and Counterpaign  verse with illustrations*
16. Fenster Moop predicts the past.
17. Howland and Churchy invent the 45-minute hour.
18. Churchy decides not to take the short hour idea to Congersman Frog.
19. Howland and Pogo discuss Congersman Jumphrey Frog.
20. Deacon Mushrat talks with Pogo about the possum running for president.
21. Howland, in magician hat, and Churchy become Pogo's campaign managers.
22. Albert and Pogo talk of turning upside-down the hourglass of government.
'Images and Other Mirages  verse with illustrations*
23. Deacon disguises himself as Lincoln to create an image of an honest man.
24. Pogo encounters Blue Muslin ants of the XXX.
25. Churchy and Howland wonder what is so rare as a day in June.
26. Albert thinks Pogo should try for the underdog vote.
27. Albert coaches Pogo in using folksy charm.
'The Campaign Winds Up and &Let's Go  verse with illustrations*
28. The Newslife reports arrive and start making up polls.
29. P T Bridgeport and Tammananny Tiger invent the New Problems Party.
30. Newslife makes P T the candidate.
31. Howland predicts the winner with his crystal poll.
32. Tammananny helps P T train for the race.
33. Churchy wants a baseball team for president and VPs from a TV network.
34. Howland and Churchy as reporters for the Fort Mudge Daily Moan.
35. Choo-Choo has a confidential postcard for the candidate.
36. The election is over and P T returns from the Olympics.
'The Wriggle of the Wreath  verse with illustrations*
37. The apprentice cobras look for work at IBM as adders.
38. Snavely relates his history to Mouse.
39. Pogo invites Snavely and Mouse to the Christmas party.*


THE POGO POOP BOOK (1966) Original material

Dedication - text with illustration
'One Way Street  verse with illustrations
Author's Foreword - text with illustration
'Slide Rule for Infinity  verse with illustrations
'Late Early Poop on the Jack Acid  Origin of the Jack Acid Society.
'Prehysteria, A Primer  A fable of a flying dinosaur.
'Free as a Bird  verse with illustration
'?  ('She Touched Me Once') verse with illustration
'The Kluck Klams  Animals and goblins bring new light to a dark house.
'Mouse Into Elephant  A fairy tale about an oppressed majority.
'The Computer-Commuter  text with illustrations: a computer's tragedy.
'The Push-Button World  verse with illustration
'Requiem for an Exaggerated Obituary  verse with illustrations
'Whose God is Dead?  Chicken Little runs to the King to pick a new God.
'God is Not Dead He is merely unemployed'. with illustration


PREHYSTERICAL POGO (IN PANDEMONIA) (1967) Original material* and daily strip reprints (from 1966-1967)

Dedication - text
Author's Foreword - text
1. With all the trouble in the world, Howland decides Mars is the place to go.
2. Churhcy and Pogo buy red beans for the trip and test the space ship.
3. A pot of bitter brittle root beer explodes sending Pogo, Albert and Churchy into space.
4. The trio lands in Prehysteria County and runs from curious dinosaurs.
5. Albert is captured by a mother Tyrannosaur.
6. Pogo and Churchy get a lift to Pandemonia, a prehistoric town.
7. Pogo babysits eggs but Albert becomes the foster mother.
8. Doctor Webster Noah's hat/clock strikes and he takes Albert home.
9. Albert's child grows up and leaves Albert on a doorstep.
10. Back in the swamp, the Newslife team reports life on Mars.
11. A mouse explains the law of gravity to Pogo.
12. Specialty readers just read certain letters in books.
13. Enter the Loan Arranger, big on protection and shaking hands.
14. The animals for Noah's ark vote for captain.
15. Churchy tries to teach Bandrew Banewort Christmas carols.
16. Sha-Lan, who owns all the land, meets a red dragon and the Loan Arranger.
17. At Miggle's Emporium, Auntie Goose charms a snake that's really an elephant.
18. Pogo explains about Christmas to Doc Noah.
19. A Christmas message is carved into the mountainside.
20. Basher the kangaroo reveals that Pandemonia is in Australia.
21. Sha-Lan tries convincing Churchy he is not on Mars.
22. Everyone wants to protect Sha-Lan but no one will give her support.
23. Gwhan Shi Foah and the Loan Arranger fight to prove who is friendliest.
24. Albert, Pogo and Churchy head home; Noah's ark heads for the sea.
25. Unknowns Anonymous meets at Miggle's.
26. Miggle's has the election and World Series results, from old newspapers.
27. Everyone has left Pandemonia except Gwhan Shi Foah and the Loan Arranger.*
28. Albert, Churchy and Pogo begin their flight back to the swamp with Basher.
29. The heroes return and Basher plays cards with the bats.
30. Pogo and Porky have a nice quiet breakfast with everyone in the swamp.
31. Newslife finishes its Mars story; drinks are served a Miggle's.*


EQUAL TIME FOR POGO (1968) Daily strip reprints (from 1967-1968)

Dedication - text with illustration
Author's Footnote - text
1. Congersman Frog practices disavowing his candidature for president.
2. Mole gets his head stuck in a cannon.
3. Congersman Frog proposes a sanity test for voters.
4. Howland resolves for Churchy to lose ten pounds.
5. Churchy gains weight to lose; the Congersman issues a dying statement.
6. The bats sign up for the Congersman's Fun Raising Dinner.
7. Mouse plans to give the Congerman the Ig Noble Peace Prize.
8. P T Bridgeport's wind-up candidates start for New Hampshire.
9. Mole sees Pogo as the dark horse candidate.
10. Pogo goes fishing and ends up with a salami from Miggle's.
11. Miggle gives the steer an eye test.
12. The bats decide to become pollsters and confer with the steer.
13. The Prince of Pompadoodle rides a white horse backwards.
14. The wind-up candidates head for the Massachusetts primary.
15. Crows invade the swamp during the Indiana primary.
16. Mole tries to put the dark horse candidate in the bag.
17. Howland and Churchy want Pogo, a non-candidate, to run a non-race.
18. Mole thinks he's bagged Pogo; Beauregard is the underdog candidate.
19. Albert, Howland and Churchy believe there is a blizzard in June.
20. Mole dressed as Pogo, is rescued from the blizzard by Albert.
21. Albert, Howland and Churchy try to thaw out Mole.
22. The election seems to be over but the campaigning goes on.
23. Christmas carols are sung; Porky visits Pogo.
Author's Afterword - illustration


POGO: PRISONER OF LOVE (1969) Daily strip reprints (from 1969)

Dedication - text with illustrations
Author's Foreword - text
1. Albert explains about being a college president to Pogo.
2. Albert demonstrates being a dutiful groundhog.
3. Wiley Catt and Deacon Mushrat plan to start a new country with Pogo as President.
4. Albert loses his voice and Hogarth the hornet steps in for him.
5. A new national anthem is chosen by Albert.
6. Beauregard consults Churchy on creating new problems.
7. Mole and Sam discuss acquiring Fort Knox to finance their new country.
8. Howland and Churchy set off on a secret mission for the new country.
9. Howland and Churchy explore Fort Mudge.
10. Beauregard proposes a national anthem about dogs.
11. Miz Groun'squirrel visits Pogo, Albert and Beauregard in a huff.
12. Howland and Churchy find Captain Kidd's treasure chest.
13. Mole, Deacon and Wiley make off with the chest.
14. The swamp women plan to get Pogo married and rule the new country.
15. Pogo hides out with Mouse in Captain Kidd's chest.
16. Churchy and Beauregard continue work on a new anthem.
17. Sis Boombah and Miz Beaver visit Mole.
18. Sam and Mole try to persuade the women to open Captain Kidd's chest.
19. Rumor has it that Albert keeps his head in the icebox.
20. Pogo and Mouse escape as Wiley Catt destroys the chest.
21. Mouse tries explaining the situation to Mamselle Hepzibah.
22. Mouse transfers the job of president from Pogo to Deacon Mushrat.
23. Sis Boombah and Miz Beaver chase after the new president.
24. Beauregard and Bun Rabbit check rates while the firehouse burns.
25. Pogo and Mamselle Hepzibah are reunited.
26. Plans for the new country are scrapped during a meal at Pogo's.


1970s & others


IMPOLLUTABLE POGO (1970) Daily strip reprints (from 1970)

Dedication - text
Author's Foreword - text
1. A new year begins with Howland, Churchy and Beauregard rearranging it.
2. Churchy decides to fight air pollution and stop breathing.
3. The bats plan a television show of deceased guests to endorse non-breathing.
4. Churchy meets a bear (hyena) who is mistaken for a groundhog.
5. The bats begin interviewing breathers and non-breathers.
6. The bats start listing guests for the TV show.
7. Howland and Churchy visit Sarcophagus MacAbre for a funeral concert.
8. Albert is approached to be a guest on the TV show.
9. The hyena meets Mole and Seminole Sam and speaks of TV, the real air polluter.
10. Mole and hyena don't eat at Wiley Catt's, then head for Sarcophagus' digs.
11. Pogo, Albert, Porky and a bat talk of lively funerals.
12. Albert visits the bats and is mistaken for Auntie Fudgenut.
13. Howland and Churchy are imprisoned on suspicion.
14. The hyena and others decide to try the guilty prisoners.
15. Albert and the bats have a phone conversation with Cleopatra.
16. Howland and Churchy try escaping from their cell.
17. The bats talk with Uncle Beanfellow and Cleo on the séance phone.
18. Pogo and Porky climb a mountain.
19. Howland and Churchy's trial begins; Sarcophagus is locked away.
20. The trial continues with a talkative gun.
21. Everyone arrives at Sarcophagus' for the TV show and is locked up.
22. After the prison break, the TV show is forgotten over a large meal.


POGO: WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US (1972) Original material* and daily strip reprints (from 1971)

Dedication - text
'Where the Wasties Repose  verse with illustrations*
Author's Foreword - text
Storyboard for an educational film on the origins of pollution:*
'We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us 
'A Gun Ain't Loaded Til You Pull the Trigger 
'From Here On Up, It's All Downhill 
'A Pig is a Pig is a Pig is a Pig & 
'The Legal League Illegal Eagle 
'Pity the Poor Rat  verse with illustrations*
'Roaches are Read; Vilest Brew  verse with illustrations*
'H2O is H. to Pay  verse with illustrations*
Author's Second Foreword - text
1. The Boss and hyena receive a secret message from the Chief: paperdolls.
2. Seminole Sam and Wiley Catt break into Miggle's to place a newspaper ad.
3. Churchy locks himself indoors on Friday the 13th.
4. A new message from the Chief: running and smiling paperdolls.
5. Sam and Wiley grab Mamselle Hepzibah's nephew instead of Pupdog.
6. Pogo, Albert and Beauregard study the paperdolls.
7. A computer repairman helps the Boss with the paperdolls.
8. Hepzibah and Miz Beaver start tracking the kidnappers.
9. Mole will ransom the purloined 'dog' for Sam and Wiley.
10. Mole decides to keep the skunk; Deacon decides to keep the ransom.
11. The Boss and the repairman look for seat belts for the computer.
12. Deacon deciphers the paperdolls.
13. Rumor of a drunken computer effects the ballgame.
14. Mole has the skunk-child tending house.
15. Pogo claims that a crime not investigated makes for a bad precedent.
16. Word gets around that Pogo is bad-mouthing the President.
17. Albert rescues the skunk-child, then investigates the Boss.
18. Pogo, Albert and Churchy escape with the garbage.
About the Author - illustrations*


POGO'S BODY POLITIC (1976) Daily strip reprints (from 1970-1972)

Dedication - text with illustration
Pogo talks with Ripe-Dan Winkle.
Foreword by Jimmy Breslin - text
1. The hyena discusses spiders with a flea.
2. Sam the spider speaks of hope and aspiration from his cellar ruin.
3. Howland and Churchy go over their 'Save the World' programs.
4. Pogo listens to Ripe-Dan's verse.
5. Deacon Mushrat and the hyena discover that the Chief has been 'Shanghaied'.
6. Ripe-Dan gives Miz Beaver a valentine and talks of world improvements.
7. The Chief sends a secret message made while he was asleep.
8. Churchy visits Howland's Hard Luck Department.
9. The Deacon places a want-ad for a sleeper.
10. Albert signs for a million; the hyena plans a 240-minute hour.
11. Churchy and Howland discuss inventing elephants and ersatz mush.
12. Albert travels in a sedan chair, picking up a hitchhiking mailman.
13. The hyena and Seminole Sam speak of rascals, good and bad.
14. Churchy gathers news for Pogo's paper, The Fort Mudge Most.
15. Pogo and Porky talk about reporting and Ripe-Dan Winkle.
16. P T Bridgeport brings his wind-up candidates but the train isn't running.
17. The Female Order of Freedom (FOOF) meets.
18. The fire department is stuck in the river.
19. Churchy looks for secret humans; animals are the real silent majority.
20. Senator Bulfrog pays a visit to Pogo and Porky.
21. Churchy meets the Boss and his undercover agents.
22. Albert, Porky and Churchy join Pogo for breakfast in bed.
23. Pogo checks the election results.


POGO'S BATS AND THE BELLES FREE (1976) Daily strip reprints (from 1968-1971)

Dedication - text
1. Pogo and Porky talk of the bats and pollsters.
2. Albert frees Uncle Antlers from his place on the wall.
3. Porky proposes doing away with the cause of pollution: people.
4. Snavely, Mouse and an insect compare notes on not being human.
5. The bats display their knowledge as pollsters.
6. Churchy, looking for secret humans, decides dogs are an abnormal species.
7. Miz Beaver gets acquainted with Miz Flea.
8. Pogo is jealous of Mamselle Hepzibah and Butch the cat.
9. Seminole Sam and Wiley Catt are after Pupdog; Churchy continues his survey.
10. Howland's mock-up newspaper proclaiming Pogo as president is getting around.
11. Beauregard recites a poem and is bitten (by Miz Flea).
12. President Pogo decides to run away before the country runs him.
13. The bats go over their poll results.
14. Pogo's running-away party takes off without him.
15. Wiley Catt discusses gun control with one of the bats.
16. Pogo looks for Porky, who wanders alone.
17. The Christmas play calls for three wise bats and a camel (Snavely).
18. Pogo and Porky look back on a good year.


Book collections of previous books


POGO REVISITED (1974) Previous books reprinted in one volume

Publisher's Foreword - text
«The Pogo Poop Book  (1966) reprinting the complete book
'Instant Pogo  (1962) reprinting the complete book
'The Jack Acid Society Black Book  (1962) reprinting the complete book


POGO RE-RUNS: SOME REFLECTIONS ON ELECTIONS (1974) Previous books reprinted in one volume:

Foreword by Bill Vaughan - text
'Preface  (from 'The Pogo Party')
Commentary by Bill Vaughan - text
'I Go Pogo  (1952) reprinting chapters 9-15
Commentary by Bill Vaughan - text
'The Pogo Party  (1956) reprinting chapters 11-32
Commentary by Bill Vaughan - text
'Pogo Extra (Election Special)  (1960) reprinting the complete book
Author's Afterword (Author's Foreword from 'The Pogo Party') - text


POGO ROMANCES RECAPTURED (1975) Previous books reprinted in one volume


'Pogo: Prisoner of Love  (1969) reprinting the complete book
'The Incompleat Pogo  (1954) reprinting the complete book


A POGO PANORAMA (1977) Previous books reprinted in one volume


'The Pogo Stepmother Goose  (1954) reprinting the complete book
'The Pogo Peek-A-Book  (1955) reprinting the complete book
'Uncle Pogo So-So Stories  (1953) reprinting the complete book


POGO'S DOUBLE SUNDAE (1978) Previous books reprinted in one volume


'The Pogo Sunday Parade  (1958) reprinting the complete book
'The Pogo Sunday Brunch  (1959) reprinting the complete book


POGO'S WILL BE THAT WAS (1979) Previous books reprinted in one volume


'Positively Pogo  (1957) reprinting the complete book
'G O Fizzickle Pogo  (1958) reprinting the complete book


Books edited by Bill Crouch Jr and Selby Kelly


Featuring reprints of daily strips, Sunday strips and magazine articles.
Daily strips reprinted are listed below.


THE BEST OF POGO (1982) 04 Oct 48-28 Jan 49, 16 May 49-25 Jun 49, 16 Oct 50-23 Dec 50


POGO EVEN BETTER (1984) 27 Jun 49-27 May 50, 05 Jun 50-14 Oct 50, 25 Dec 50-30 Dec 50


OUTRAGEOUSLY POGO (1985) 01 Jan 51-29 Dec 51


PLUPERFECT POGO (1987) 31 Dec 51-30 Dec 52


PHI BETA POGO (1989) 01 Jan 53-31 Dec 53


Books from other publishers


POGO FOR PRESIDENT (1964) Fawcett Crest Books, mass market paperback
Reprinting chapters 10-15, 1 and 9 from 'I Go Pogo' (1952).


IMPOLLUTABLE POGO (1976) Pocket Books, mass market paperback
Reprinting the complete book 'Impollutable Pogo' (1970).


THE POGO CANDIDATURE (1976) Sheed Andrews and McMeel, trade paperback
Reprinting several strips, one panel per page, from 'I Go Pogo' (1952).


THE BEST OF POGO (1977) Gregg Press, hardcovers
Reprints of ten books as individual hardcovers with color dustjackets, each complete:

'Pogo  (1951) with a new introduction by Selby Kelly
'I Go Pogo  (1952)
'Uncle Pogo So-So Stories  (1953)
'The Pogo Papers  (1953)
'The Pogo Stepmother Goose  (1954)
'The Incompleat Pogo  (1954)
'The Pogo Peek-A-Book  (1955)
'Potluck Pogo  (1955)
'Pogo A La Sundae  (1961)
'Gone Pogo  (1961)


POGO COLLECTOR'S EDITIONS (1995) Jonas/Winter Inc, hardcovers
Reprints of ten books as individual hardcovers without dustjackets, each complete:

'The Pogo Sunday Book  (1956)
'Pogo's Sunday Punch  (1957)
'Beau Pogo  (1960)
'Pogo Puce Stamp Catalog  (1963)
'Deck Us All with Boston Charlie  (1963)
'The Return of Pogo  (1965)
'Prehysterical Pogo (in Pandemonia)  (1967)
'Equal Time for Pogo  (1968)
'Impollutable Pogo  (1970)
'Pogo: We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us  (1972)


POGO FILES FOR POGOPHILES (1992) Spring Hollow Books, hardcover and trade paperback.
An overview of the comic books and strips (with reprints), collectibles, and the revival strip.


POGO BY WALT KELLY(1992-2000) Fantagraphics Books, trade paperbacks.
Continuing series reprinting daily strips in chronological order


VOLUME 1 (1992) 04 Oct 48-28 Jan 49, 16 May 49-25 Jun 49
VOLUME 2 (1994) 27 Jun 49-10 Dec 49
VOLUME 3 (1995) 12 Dec 49-22 May 50
VOLUME 4 (1995) 23 May 50-31 Oct 50
VOLUME 5 (1996) 01 Nov 50-28 Apr 51
VOLUME 6 (1997) 30 Apr 51-13 Oct 51
VOLUME 7 (1997) 15 Oct 51-10 Apr 52
VOLUME 8 (1997) 11 Apr 52-04 Oct 52
VOLUME 9 (1998) 06 Oct 52-14 Mar 53
VOLUME 10 (1998) 16 Mar 53- 29 Aug 53
VOLUME 11 (2000) 31 Aug 53-12 Feb 54


Strip Indexes:

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 don't 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 you're looking for, there is a list of books in which it can be found at the bottom of the page.

1948/1949 Dailies

1950 Dailies

1951 Dailies

1952 Dailies

1953 Dailies

Comic Book Indexes


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 Kelly's 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.


Animal Comics
Our Gang Comics, Albert the Alligator and Pogo Possum, Pogo Parade, Santa Claus Funnies
Pogo Possum


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 Kelly's 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.

Pogo Possum Comic Books

For roughly seven years from 1942 to 1949, between leaving the employ of Walt Disney and the start of his work at the New York Star newspaper, Walt Kelly turned out over 2500 pages of comic book art for Western Printing and Lithographing Company and published by Dell Comics. Appearing in over a dozen titles with material ranging from high adventure to whimsical fantasy to slapstick farce, Kelly proved to be as versatile as anyone who has ever worked in comics.

By the time Pogo the Possum #1 hit the stands (the definitive article was dropped after the first issue), the cartoon marsupial had already been appearing in national newspaper syndication for nearly six months. Even though Kelly's work stopped appearing in all other Dell Comics, during the four year run of Pogo Possum he was also doing illustrations for books such as The Glob, cartoons for magazines such as Life, and personal appearances to promote the strip. There was also friction developing between Kelly and Western over the book publishing rights to the strip. Consequently, the amount of time Kelly spent on each issue seemed to dwindle as the life of the book wore on.

The first issue finds the Okefenokee Repertory Company already set in their characterizations, having developed them over nearly thirty issues of Animal Comics, a couple of guest shots in other magazines and two one-shot comics all to themselves. These are now the same nature's schreechers that we know from the strip. The atmosphere is relaxed, much like the Sunday strips with none of the darker or political elements of the dailies.

The main difference is in the pacing. With a whole comic book to play in, storylines are sometimes dropped altogether and comic situations and sight gags are often developed over several pages. This is particularly true of later issues when art and story are streamlined and the result resembles an animation storyboard of rapid-fire slapstick.

As a 'funny animal' comic, its target audience is children, specifically parents reading to their children. In the 1940s, comics were an inexpensive way to spend quality time with your offspring, laughing, telling stories and, most importantly, having discussions.

Pogo Possum intersperses references to school and nursery rhymes with classical poetry quotes and Latin phrases. Words like 'unorthodox', 'bouillabaisse', and 'verisimilitude' appear among the southern colloquial dialect. Word play such as 'fire distinguisher', 'nostalgicky', and 'parallelogram-crackers' challenge parental definition. If that's too easy, try pirate Churchy's sea-faring dialogue: 'He's a-borin' down right crost our starborn browÑus better give him a round of grape into his sterns'ls.'

The stories in the first issue follow the formula that is already familiar to Pogo fans from previous comics and strips. Some tomfoolery or misunderstandings lead to a series of slapstick situations that snowball with increasing complexity (and increasing hilarity) pulling in more and more characters along the way (this time including Floyd the flea and Mose Muskrat) until everyone ends up literally in the soup or the swamp or at a fish fry where everything is sorted out or just forgotten.

This snowball formula is used in many of the Disney shorts of the thirties, as well as silent film comedies by Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel & Hardy. Kelly's experience at Disney probably honed this type of particularly visual storytelling.

Another source of material is classic fairy tales and children's poetry. Beginning with 'Mother Goosery Rinds' in issue #2, there is one such parody in nearly every issue through #11. Two of Kelly's literary heroes are given the treatment along the way: Edward Lear's 'The Owl and the Pussycat' in #6 and Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky' in #10. 'Cinderella and the Three Bears' in issue #8 was later redone for the Sunday strips in the late 50s (reprinted in The Pogo Sunday Brunch). The comic book story was itself reprinted in A Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Comics (1981).

Almost all of issue #3 was recycled in one form or another. 'Deep Freeze' was redone for the daily strips in 1968, ÔA School for Mice' was used in dailies in 1950, and 'Feelin' Mighty Hale, and Farewell' was a retelling of an earlier story from Four Color #105 (1946).

'His Hand Has Never Lost Its Kill' in issue #4 is most notable as being obviously not inked by Kelly. As mentioned earlier, Kelly's work was in such demand that he could not give all of it his full attention. George Ward has spoken in interviews about his work on the comic books, and judging by the varying styles there was probably at least one other assistant as well. The inker on this story had yet to get the fluid brush style down.

In fact, it looks as though assistants were inking most of Pogo Possum from issue #1 on. After the comic book work stopped, they continued to help on the strips and original material that was produced for the Simon and Schuster books.

This work should not be disdained. There is every indication that Kelly wrote and penciled (or at least did layouts) for all of the comic books. The fact that the art style subtly changes from story to story doesn't make it less entertaining.

Pogo Possum #5 sees a change in page count from 52 to 36 pages. Inside, we're treated to the self-aware story 'The Big Comickal Book Business' wherein the cast responds to a fan letter to 'make the book more amusin'.'

One or two-page text stories appear in each issue beginning with #6. This was legally necessary for subscription mailing privileges. Early stories featured Pogo characters but 'The Voodoo Man' took over in #9, written in the whimsical Kelly style and accompanied by Kelly-like illustrations. Did Kelly write any of these text stories? Despite his reported dislike of them in the comics, he included original text stories in Gone Pogo and The Pogo Poop Book for Simon and Schuster. The only clue is the by-line to the text piece in #8: ''The Boastful Bird' by the author.'

The back covers of #s 5, 7 and 9 feature a full-page pin-up as opposed to the usual one-page gag. #9's pin-up was later used as the basis for the painted cover of Walt Kelly's Pogo Coloring Book (1953) and reprinted as the cover of The Okefenokee Star #5. That same issue also includes what appears to be the last comic book work inked by Kelly, a 12-page Pogo fairy tale entitled 'Little Tommy Tucker.'

By the time #11 was produced, Kelly's growing commitments were effecting the content. For the second time, a story features characters sitting in the dark. A page of black panels with word balloons is an effective way to catch up on a deadline but once was enough (#9).

By #16, background drawings are sparse or non-existant, layouts are simple and there is little use of perspective. The book is still fun, if quick to read, but obviously it was hastily put together. Reprints from Animal Comics fill-in the back pages of issue #s 14-16, another time-saving method. Kelly reportedly complained about these reprints because the characters had changed so much over the years. But the reprints also have more detailed art and more developed stories than the surrounding new material. They just don't fit with the looser style. No matter. #16 was to be the last issue.

Coincidentally, the Comics Code Authority was established later that year, effectively inhibiting comic creators for decades to come. While it may not have changed Pogo Possum, it did bring down the curtain on the Golden Age of Comics.
Reprints

Despite the popularity of these characters, there has been no extensive reprinting of Pogo Possum. In fact, the only widely distributed reprints were the three stories (one from #3 and two from #8) that appeared in A Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Comics. This book includes samples from many of the comic industry's most important creators, including 43 pages of Kelly/Pogo, more than anyone else except John Stanley! At the time it was published, it was also the only readily available reprint of Albert and Pogo's first appearance in Animal Comics #1.

The Fort Mudge Most, the official publication of The Pogo Fan Club, is the only other source of reprints. You'll find stories from this series in issues #32, 33 and a one-page gag in #35.
Best Buys

With only sixteen issues, Pogo Possum is one of the easiest Golden Age comic book series to acquire. It is a widely known and collectable title so most dealers that handle older comics will have some to offer. However, they are not cheap.

Since they are all-Pogo and all-Kelly, it's hard to recommend one issue over another for those collectors that only want a representative sample for their collections. If you have special interests, check out the descriptive index following this article. Otherwise, the following issues are a good starting place.

Pogo Possum #3: Includes the three reworked stories mentioned above as well as a take on Aesop's 'The Grasshopper and the Ant.' These are particularly interesting to see how Kelly adapted the same ideas into episodic strip format, adding and subtracting material along the way. The strip versions are available in the S&S books Equal Time for Pogo (pages 101-115) and Pogo Even Better (pages 188-192).

Pogo Possum #9: If early issues are too expensive, this issue from the middle of the run is a good choice. 'Little Tommy Tucker' is entirely by Kelly, though it is an uncharacteristic fantasy similar to his work on Mother Goose comics. The rest of the issue is very much in character with lots of screwball swamp situations. The art is good throughout, though 'Who Ghosts There' opens with a page of black panels and word balloons.

Pogo Possum #15: Later issues cost the least and offer good reading but do not really represent this book at its best. This issue features a different team in each story: Pogo & Albert; Beauregard & Bun Rab; Howland & Churchy. It also has a late Animal Comics reprint begging readers to send letters. The ploy didn't save Animal Comics the first time around and it doesn't save Pogo Possum here.

Pogo was one of Kelly's first creations when he began work at Western Publishing in 1942 and it was his last comic book project before he left to devote full-time to the strip in 1954. As it turns out, that creation was inspired enough, and versatile enough, to serve Kelly for the rest of his life and entertain readers around the world for the next 50+ years.


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