I agree! And, if you want to try a manga series that is very Pogo-like, check out Ouran High School Host Club. The premise is way different - a bunch of rich kids in a Japanese high school (except for one down-to-earth character), but they all behave as zanily as the Pogo characters. I was able to draw perfect analogies between most of the characters from Ouran and someone from Pogo (e.g., the blustering blowhard high school guy is Albert, the down-to-earth kid is Pogo, etc.).