Al Capp

Al Capp

A Life to the Contrary

Book - 2013
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A major portrait of the legendary comics figure and creator of Li'l Abner offers insight into his deeply complicated character, providing coverage of such topics as the childhood accident that cost him his leg, his turbulent apprenticeship with Joe Palooka creator Ham Fisher and his extremely conservative political views.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781608196234
Branch Call Number: B/CAPP
Characteristics: x, 305 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kitchen, Denis 1946-


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May 27, 2019

Born (1909) in New Haven, Connecticut - Al Capp (birth name - Alfred Gerald Caplin) was (in his heyday) a mega-popular cartoonist and humorist. He is best known for his creation (in 1934) of the comic strip "Li'l Abner" which he continued to draw (sometimes with the help of others) until 1977.

Written by American biographer, Michael Schumacher - "Al Capp - A Life to the Contrary" provides a major literary portrait of a very complicated man who had as many friends as he did enemies.

This book of 305 pages also includes a 24-page photo gallery for your viewing pleasure.

*Note* - In 1979 - Al Capp (70 at the time) died of emphysema.


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