Albert the Alligator and Howland Owl debate the finer points of democracy.
Back in the darkest Ike Age, a cartoonist named Walt Kelly provided some sweetness and light with his comic strip Pogo. When I was a wee tad, my dad had rotting old paperback collections of the strip, and I was flummoxed by the Southern dialect Kelly populated his dialog bubbles with. I was also not nearly bright enough to get all the puns and allusions. That was then. Now I revel in it, along with Kelly's heavy ink line. I’ve been waiting a long time, but Fantagraphics is finally starting a hardback, complete-strips edition. There will be 12 volumes all told, released chronologically, with dailies and Sundays, just like their very impressive series of Peanuts books (which I haven't purchased because I need a new apartment to put them in).