The Original Artist Friendly Convention!

April 18-19, 2015

San Jose Convention Center

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Walt Kelly and his Universe: Pogo and the Okefenokee swamp


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Walt Kelly and his Universe:  Pogo and the Okefenokee swamp; To celebrate Hermes Press' ongoing series of Pogo comic book reprints Hermes Press will present a panel of Walt Kelly Pogo experts to discuss all aspects of the man and his ground-breaking comic strip.  On hand will be Dr. Thomas Andrae (co-author of  Walt Kelly: the Life and Art of the Creator of Pogo; co-author with Bob Kane of Batman and Me; author of Creators of the Superheroes; Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Books; and numerous other books and scores of articles on comic books and strips); Scott Daley (step-son of Walt Kelly and contributor to Walt Kelly: the LIfe and Art of the Creator of Pogo); Mark Burstein (contributor to Walt Kelly: the life and Art of the Creator of Pogo, the afterword to Walt Kelly's Pogo the Complete Dell Comics and author of numerous articles on the subject)Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (granddaughter of Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson, the founder of DC Comics and the first to publish Walt Kelly's comic art in comic books) and Daniel Herman (Publisher of Hermes Press). The panel will also present a show of numerous pieces of Kelly original art and a Q and A session.

- Room 230A

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