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Early 1950s Wiley Catt

Slightly later 50s Simple J. Malarkey, Wiley Catt’s cousin and Kelly caricature of Joe McCarthy

Early 1960s Pig, Kelly caricature of Nikita Kruschev

Final 60s Wiley Catt, combining elements of Simple J. and Pig designs in a visually subtle political point

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from The Jack Acid Society Black Book

I don’t know whether it’s impressive that Walt Kelly was so prescient that he was able to nearly duplicate the tone and logic of talk-show hosts on “fair and balanced” television networks, or depressing that the attitudes he was satirizing decades ago are still recognizably with us today.

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