James Eric Black is the Schumann Endowed Professor of Media Writing and Assistant Director of the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, USA. A journalism and media studies professor who considers himself a “Cold Warrior,” Jay has written extensively on Joe McCarthy and pop culture repercussions of McCarthyism. He lives in Macon.
"This examination of Walt Kelly's Pogo writings and humor provides a great little niche study for popular culture studies. Recommended"--Choice; "A fascinating read about how a simple, quiet man molded and shaped American's opinions."--Boyce McClain's Collectors' Corner; "Relates the story of the then-famous comic strip Pogo and its many satirical targets"--Communications Booknotes Quarterly.