Li'l Abner by Al Capp

Li'l Abner

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  1. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The commish owes Fosdick a nickel.

  2. ivor1

    ivor1 said, over 3 years ago

    The Chair, will be there!

  3. WW2 Marine Veteran

    WW2 Marine Veteran said, over 3 years ago

    Is Al Capp still alive?

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @WW2 Marine Veteran

    In that parallel world of “Batman” they had the “Mope Diamond” and such. Plays on words.
    Alfred Gerald Caplin (September 28, 1909 – November 5, 1979), better known as Al Capp, was an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li’l Abner. He also wrote the comic strips Abbie an’ Slats and Long Sam. He won the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award in 1947 for Cartoonist of the Year, and their 1979 Elzie Segar Award (posthumously) for his “unique and outstanding contribution to the profession of cartooning.” Comic strips dealt with northern urban experiences until 1934, when Capp intoduced “L’il Abner,” the first strip based in the South. Although Capp was from Connecticut, he spent 43 years teaching the world about Dogpatch, reaching 60 million readers in over 900 American newspapers and 100 foreign papers in 28 countries. Inge says Capp made a large personal fortune on the strip and, “had a profound influence on the way the world viewed the American South.”1

    [Capp] was far more an intellectual than he allowed the public to see. Li’l Abner was his joke on the dismal world around him. His humor welled-up from the melancholy pits of a strapping kid made an amputee at age nine…—Milton Caniff, Introduction, Li’l Abner: Reuben Award Winner Series, 1985

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  5. WW2 Marine Veteran

    WW2 Marine Veteran said, over 3 years ago


    Thank you for your update on Al Capp.

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