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New volumes of Pogo Reprints Delayed
By Hervé St-Louis

July 31, 2008 - 22:23

After a reader asked The Comic Book Bin about the new Pogo books announced last year by Fantagraphics Books, we asked Fantagraphics Books to provide us with an update on the status of the new volumes announced. Eric Reynolds from Fantagraphics Books had this to say about the delay; “securing source material to reproduce from for the first couple years proved to be much more difficult than anticipated, so we're just plugging away at it and will re-announce once we have everything and know we can stick to the schedule we  announce... It'll be worth the wait!”

Fantagraphics Books already published several Pogo volumes throughout the 1990s. The new series of volumes announced in 2007 would be more comprehensive than the first series published earlier.

Former Disney Studio animator, Walt Kelly created Pogo, a comic strip featuring an anthropomorphic possum and animals who through double entendre reflect ironically and satirically on American society from 1949 to 1973. Reynolds estimates that the first volume should be available by fall 2009.

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