Pogo was a comic strip created by Walt Kelly that ran from 1948 to 1975. It was known for its whimsical characters and political satire, and it was widely popular during its run.

After Kelly’s death in 1973, the strip was continued by other artists until it was finally discontinued in 1975. However, Pogo remains a beloved classic and has been reprinted in various formats, including books and collections.

In addition, Pogo has influenced many other artists and writers in the world of comics and animation. Its influence can be seen in the work of cartoonists such as Bill Watterson (creator of Calvin and Hobbes) and Jim Henson (creator of The Muppets).

The swamp

Pogo was a comic strip that was set in the Okefenokee Swamp, a fictionalized version of the real-life Okefenokee Swamp that straddles the border between Georgia and Florida in the southeastern United States. The strip featured a cast of anthropomorphic animals, including Pogo the possum, Albert the alligator, Howland Owl, and Porky Pine, among others, who lived in the swamp and had various adventures and misadventures. The characters often engaged in political satire and commentary, and the strip was known for its sharp wit and social commentary.

The characters

  • Pogo the possum
  • Albert the alligator
  • Howland Owl
  • Porky Pine
  • more

Memorable satire

  • “We have met the enemy and he is us” – This famous line, which was originally used in the strip in reference to pollution and environmental degradation, has since become a widely quoted aphorism about the human condition.
  • The “Deacon Mushrat” storyline – In this storyline, Pogo and his friends become embroiled in a political campaign for the office of Deacon of the local church. The strip satirized political campaigns and the use of religion for political gain.
  • The “Beware of the bear behind” storyline – In this storyline, a bear named Snavely becomes a powerful political figure in the swamp, using fear tactics to control the other animals. The strip satirized the politics of fear and the dangers of demagoguery.
  • The “Simple J. Malarkey” storyline – In this storyline, Pogo and his friends become involved in a political campaign for the presidency of the United States. The strip satirized the electoral process and the idea of the “common man” running for office.

Covington GA

City of Covington Ga Zip codes: 30209, 30267 Population in 1990: 10,000 dwellings: 4000 Land area: 12 sq miles County seat of Newton County, North Central Georgia, 35 miles East South East of Atlanta

Orginally incorporated 1822, as a city in 1854 and as a County Seat in 1882. Once part of the Creek Indian Nation, Covington was founded in 1822 and named in honor of General Leonard Covington, an American Revolutionary soldier. Early economics based on cotton with mill in Porterdale on the Yellow River.

Covington Ga was involved in the Civil War when on the evening of July 20, 1864, Union forces under Brigadier General Kenner Garrard was ordered to burn bridges over the Yellow and Alcovy Rivers by General Sherman, and to destroy the railroad. This cut trade and communication between Augusta and Atlanta. This was part of Sherman’s infamous “March to the Sea.”

The town square in Covington Ga was a frequent movie backdrop for the TV show “In the Heat of the Night” and “The Dukes of Hazard” was filmed nearby. The square is surrounded by antebellum and Victorian-era homes, churches, parks, and the Downtown Square.

In early history the Creek Indians roamed the land as the first English settlers landed on the coast of Georgia in 1733. In 1813 Georgia Governor Thorp negotiated a treaty whereby the Creek Indians relinquished all claim to the land.. Named in honor of Sergeant John Newton, a Revolutionary Soldier, Newton County was formed by the Georgia General Assembly on December 24, 1821. First called Newtonborough, Covington was renamed for General Leonard Covington of the American Revolution, the Indian War and the War of 1812.