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Al, full name Alfred Caplin. 1909--79, US cartoonist, famous for his comic strip Li'l Abner
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He gives us touching portraits, brimming with life and affection, of friends and family members (relatives that include, remarkably enough, the Li'l Abner cartoonist Al Capp and the Israeli diplomat Abba Eban).
The dialogue may or may not be scripted (you decide -- I have), but it sure is colorful enough for Al Capp to have written.
The eponymous Andrew reminds me of the Al Capp (Li'l Abner) character, Joe Mxstlpk, who walked under a black cloud and was followed by a calamity wherever he went.
In this bio, Kitchen, founder of Kitchen Sink Press, which published Al Capp and many other cartoonists, looks behind the publicity machine to reveal a complex and often bitter man who lost one leg in a childhood accident.
Everything about the life and art of Al Capp, creator of the mid-century comic strip masterpiece Li'l Abner, was brash and over the top.
He also took candid images of the famous people who visited, including counterculture icon Timothy Leary, comedian Tommy Smothers and humorist Al Capp.
In the Al Capp comic strip "Li'l Abner" -- popular in the 1940s and '50s -- the "Skonk Works" was a clandestine still in which a nefarious backwoods character ground up dead skunks and old shoes to make a brew he called "kickapoo joy juice.
And so this rueful Old Lefty discovers a disconcerting empathy for Al Capp.
Al Capp, the L'il Abner comic strip creator, parodied this event, creating a blustering, overbearing character called General Bullmoose who proclaimed, "What's good for General Bullmoose is good for the country
Anyone who remembers the Dogpatch characters created by the late cartoonist Al Capp will probably remember Joe Btfsplk.
CAN anyone send me information, articles, material on the life and career of American cartoonist Al Capp (1909-79), the creator of the Li'l Abner-Yokum cartoon strip?