Walt Kelly

1913 - 1973

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Walter Crawford Kelly Jr. (August 25, 1913 – October 18, 1973), commonly known as Walt Kelly, was an American animator and cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Pogo. He began his animation career in 1936 at Walt Disney Studios, contributing to Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Dumbo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walt Kelly has received more than 213,836 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Walt Kelly is the 133rd most popular comic artist (down from 119th in 2019), the 9,505th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,604th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Comic Artist.

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Among comic artists, Walt Kelly ranks 133 out of 174Before him are Harvey Kurtzman, Tooru Fujisawa, Scott McCloud, Kouta Hirano, John Byrne, and Bill Watterson. After him are Guy Delisle, R. K. Laxman, Hiroyuki Takei, Robert Kirkman, Kōsuke Fujishima, and Jim Lee.

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Among people born in 1913, Walt Kelly ranks 286Before him are Alice Marble, Balraj Sahni, Walter Susskind, Lynn Bari, Macdonald Carey, and Dave Albritton. After him are Jack Ragland, Henry Banks, Mary Carew, Sid James, Noah Beery Jr., and Annette Rogers. Among people deceased in 1973, Walt Kelly ranks 217Before him are Hans Haas, J. Carrol Naish, Lila Lee, Tim Holt, Arthur Fadden, and David Lack. After him are Glenn Strange, A. Edward Sutherland, Crane Wilbur, Maggie Laubser, Rufino Santos, and Israel Albert Horowitz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walt Kelly ranks 9,505 out of 15,968Before him are Billy Higgins (1936), Clint Howard (1959), Ann B. Davis (1926), Roger Bart (1962), Gar Samuelson (1958), and Christopher Connelly (1941). After him are Miguel Cotto (1980), Elaine Pagels (1943), Joanna Kerns (1953), Dianne Reeves (1956), Jon Kyl (1942), and Seamus Dever (1976).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Walt Kelly ranks 36Before him are Mike Mignola (1960), Len Wein (1948), Harvey Pekar (1939), Harvey Kurtzman (1924), Scott McCloud (1960), and Bill Watterson (1958). After him are Robert Kirkman (1978), Alison Bechdel (1960), Scott Adams (1957), Gary Larson (1950), Bruce Timm (1961), and Daniel Clowes (1961).