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July 6, 2005

Selby Kelly, 1917-2005

News that Selby Kelly, the third wife and widow of the great Pogo cartoonist Walt Kelly and an extremely talented cartoonist herself, had recently passed away was disseminated over the July 4th weekend, according to family friend Mark Evanier. Through her supervisory and artistic contributions, Kelly helped keep the Pogo legacy alive after her husband's death in 1973, helping Pogo seize its rightful place as one of comics' most esteemed and well-archived newspaper strips. She worked for several major animation studios over the course of nearly four decades.
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