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Press: Mr. Dogpatch

Al Capp, 1909-79 Their names were enough to make most Americans guffaw: Moonbeam McSwine, Fearless Fosdick, Lonesome Polecat, Joe Btfsplk (pronounced...

Students: Capp's Cuts

Why are students willing to pay a millionaire cartoonist $3,000 a shot to insult them from a lecture platform? "I think it's a love-hate relationship," says Al...

The Press: Die Monstersinger

(See Cover) Al Capp, the cartoonist-creator of Li'l Abner, probably has a sharper eye for slobs, monsters, hags and fiends than anyone alive. This means that...

The Press: Apology for Margaret

Last October Funnypaper Artist Al Capp turned his popular Li'l Abner, published in over 600 papers and top-flight among comic strips, into a three-week slapstick...

The Press: Capp v. Fisher (Contd.)

After years of noisy sparring, feuding Cartoonists Ham (Joe Palooka) Fisher and Al (Li'l Abner) Capp knocked each other out of the ring last week. In New York...

The Press: Inhuman Man

In the middlebrow Atlantic Monthly, the highbrows' lowbrow Cartoonist Al Capp confessed last week to a secret ambition—"to get published in something that won't...

The Press: The Miracle of Dogpatch

You are about to enter Dogpatch, an average stone-age community, It nestles in a bleak valley, between two cheap and uninteresting hills . . . On this low...

The Press: The Unthinkable

In the comic-strip world of Li'l Abner the unthinkable is always happening. But few readers ever expected the most unthinkable event of all: the ("gulp")...

The Press: Lena v. Gravel Gertie

Cartoonists do not all belong to the same club. Cartoonists Alfred Gerald Caplin (Al Capp), who draws Li'I Abner, and Chester (Dick Tracy) Gould have never...

Medicine: Yokum v. Hokum

Whatever limb they lost, U.S. war casualties kept their funnybones. Cartoon ist Al Capp, creator of Li'l Abner Yokum, discovered this when he toured Army...

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