Pogo the possum lies on the grass with his head on a log, and plays a banjo with his toes as he reads a musical score

PogoWalt Kelly

Okefenokee Swamp

Where animals talk in English mangled with Southern dialect, malapropisms, and whimsical polysyllables, Ponce de Leon Montgomery County Alabama Georgia Beauregard Possum, known as Pogo, and his friends show, in this special medium, any of God’s creatures may be philosphical and funny.

Simple J. Malarke

wanting to tar and feather anyone un-American enough to disagree with his abuse of power, Malarke has no sense of decency, but Pogo says a demagogue gets power only if you take them seriously.

He is us

Traces of gentleness and courage, traces of ugliness and paranoia, all become ridiculous. Pogo says, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”