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Al Capp


Who is Al Capp?

Al Capp: Alfred Gerald Caplin, better known as Al Capp, was an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li'l Abner, which he created in 1934 and continued writing and drawing until 1977. 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 for his "unique and outstanding contribution to the profession of cartooning." Comic strips dealt with northern urban experiences until the year Capp introduced "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 an estimated 60 million readers in over 900 American newspapers and 100 foreign papers in 28 countries. M. Thomas 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.

  • also known as Alfred Gerald Caplin
  • born on (106 years ago) in New Haven, child of Otto Philip Caplin and Matilda Caplin
  • ethnicity: Jewish people
  • nationality: United States of America
  • profession: Writer, cartoonist, artist, screenwriter, visual artist
  • Marriage with Catherine Wingate Cameron between and (47 years)
  • parent of
  • died on (36 years ago) in South Hampton of emphysema
  • written works: "The hardhat's bedtime story book", "Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook", "The return of the Shmoo", "The Short Life and Happy Times of the Shmoo", "From Dogpatch to Slobbovia", "Life and times of the shmoo", "The best of Li'l Abner", "Li'L Abner Dailies 1960 Volume 26", "My well-balanced life on a wooden leg", "The world of Li'l Abner", "Fearless Fosdick", "Bald iggle--the life it ruins may be your own"
  • filmography: "That Certain Feeling"
  • TV series: "Anyone Can Win"
  • some of the awards:
      • Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year
      • Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame

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Google previewVisions and Visionaries in Contemporary Austrian Literature and Film (2004)

by Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, Pamela S. Saur

Al Capp is a great social satirist.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of New England (2017)

by Peter C. Holloran

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Politics, the Media, and Popular Culture (2009)

by Brian Cogan, Tony Kelso

Lil' Abner was a comic strip by noted cartoonist Al Capp ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Literary Pseudonyms in the English Language (2015)

by T.J. Carty

Al Capp (The Life and Times of the Shmoo) CAPPE, Newcome [1733–1800, ...

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Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most. (Al Capp)
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