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Denis O’Hayer On The Dark, Absurdist Comic That Changed His Life

Sep 16, 2015

Pogo is widely considered to be one of the greatest comic strips of all time. 

"It wasn't just a kids' strip. It wasn't just an 'Oh, let's have fun and escape.' Although there were days when that's exactly what it was."

Running for 27 years, it had a voice, a mood and a look unlike anything that had appeared in the funny pages before, and it influenced a great many cartoonists who came after.

In this installment of Page-Turners, WABE’s Denis O’Hayer tells us about the first time he read Pogo — and what about it spoke uniquely to him.