Kelly, Walt

Kelly, (Walter Crawford) Walt

(1913–73) cartoonist; born in Philadelphia. After working as an animator for Walt Disney Studios from 1935 to 1941, he created in 1943 the newspaper comic strip, Bumbazine and Albert the Alligator, which featured characters in Okefenokee swamp and eventually evolved into the classic strip, Pogo, in 1948. In this strip, which was noted for its sharp political commentary, Pogo Possum provides the frequently quoted aphorism, "We have met the enemy and he is us."
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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