Tuesday newspaper Strip Day.
Of all the Pogo imitations of the fifties King Aroo has the best reputation. Strictly speaking it is not really a Pogo imitation, even though it started after Pogo became a runaway hit. It has more of Krazy Kat than anythings else. What it does not have is recognizable characters. Maybe the mouse throwing a brick at the cat was a bit of an old trickby the late forties, but at kleast the readers knew what they were getting.King Aroo is nothing more than a King walking around in his kingdom and meeting weird characters, who all have the same childlike sense of play an humor. And an unhealthy love of puns. After the first few years, the strip was selfsyndicated and it limped on for at least another ten years. Strange,as it seems to turn up in every newspaper I buy. Jack Kent went on to do children's books and wrote cover gags and other material for Mad magazine.
Two weeks of the earlier version, when it looked even more like Pogo and had some sort of continuety.
Four Sundays from 1956. The design was still great, but there is little else to read this strip for.