WALT KELLY's PETER WHEAT To be Collected By HERMES PRESS

"The Adventures of Peter Wheat" cover by Walt Kelly
Credit: Walt Kelly (Hermes Press)
Credit: Walt Kelly (Hermes Press)

Hermes Press has announced plans to collect Pogo creator Walt Kelly's long-overlooked The Adventures of Peter Wheat in an archival edition October 2016. Newly-hired Special Projects Editor Dr. Thomas Andrae, a noted Kelly expert, will surprvise the project.

The Adventures of Peter Wheat was a comic book series Kelly dwrote and drew from 1948 to 1951 for the now-defunct Peter Wheat Bread Company. Kelly completed 35 issues of the series, which were given away to bakeries in North America advertising the breadmaker's product. The titular star, Peter Wheat, was an elfish young child who lived in a fantasy world and batted Dragonel, Queen fo the Hornets.

“Coupled with Kelly's incredible artwork, this series of stories, which run in arcs, are indispensable in Walt Kelly's canon of work,” said Andrae.

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