Jack Kent’s brilliantly conceived world — filled with its fanciful array of clever puns, visual humor, and good old slapstick — has been lauded by critics in the pantheon of great comic strips such as Krazy Kat, Pogo, and Barnaby. Yet King Aroo has been nearly as hard to find as Brigadoon. One of the rarest of comic strips, it is now back in print for the first time in sixty years.
The postage-stamp-sized kingdom of Myopia is presided over by kindly King Aroo and his faithful (if sometimes prickly) retainer, Yupyop. The King turns to Professor Yorgle for wisdom, Wanda Witch for magic spells, the kangaroo mailman, Mr. Pennipost, for news from far and wide…and looks for love from the Beautiful Princess From the Kingdom Next Door.