Friday, May 21, 2010

Walt Kelly: PETER WHEAT's Publishing History

Artist, Photographer amd fellow Kellyphile, Thom Buchanan, brings in his friend OtherEric of the Digital Comic Museum to sort out the publishing history of PETER WHEAT by Walt Kelly.

PETER WHEAT was a promotional character created and drawn by Kelly beginning in 1948. He was part of an ad campaign for Peter Wheat Bread. The giveaway comic book THE ADVENTURES OF PETER WHEAT ran for 66 issues, with Kelly doing the art chores for more than half of the series, through 1951. It's a very rare book and Thom promises he will be reprinting some of Kelly's largely unseen early WHEAT stories soon.

Go and read the history at Thom's Whirled of Kelly blog. And bookmark it.

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