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Al Capp

Author, Illustrator

(1909 - 1979)

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. 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 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 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.”



Bibliography

Al Capp’s Li’l Abner The Complete Dailies and Color Sundays Volume Eight 1949-1950 (2016)

This reprinting includes both the daily strips and the color Sunday strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
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Al Capp’s Li’l Abner The Complete Dailies and Color Sundays Volume Five 1943-1944 (2012)

This reprinting includes both the daily strips and the color Sunday strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
Et al

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Al Capp’s Li’l Abner The Complete Dailies and Color Sundays Volume Four 1941-1942 (2012)

This reprinting includes both the daily strips and the color Sunday strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
Et al

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Al Capp’s Li’l Abner The Complete Dailies and Color Sundays Volume Nine 1951-1952 (2017)

This reprinting includes both the daily strips and the color Sunday strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
Et al

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Al Capp’s Li’l Abner The Complete Dailies and Color Sundays Volume One 1934-1936 (2010)

This reprinting includes both the daily strips and the color Sunday strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
Et al

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Al Capp’s Li’l Abner The Complete Dailies and Color Sundays Volume Seven 1947-1948 (2014)

This reprinting includes both the daily strips and the color Sunday strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
Et al

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Al Capp’s Li’l Abner The Complete Dailies and Color Sundays Volume Six 1945-1946 (2013)

This reprinting includes both the daily strips and the color Sunday strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
Et al

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Al Capp’s Li’l Abner The Complete Dailies and Color Sundays Volume Three 1939-1940 (2011)

This reprinting includes both the daily strips and the color Sunday strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
Et al

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Al Capp’s Li’l Abner The Complete Dailies and Color Sundays Volume Two 1937-1938 (2010)

This reprinting includes both the daily strips and the color Sunday strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
Et al

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Li’l Abner The Frazetta Years Volume 1 1954-1955 (2003)

This series reprints in full color the Sunday Li’l Abner continuity, which was different from the daily strips. Carried by over 900 newspapers, Li’l Abner was the most popular strip in America for decades.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Andy Amato
Al Capp
Harvey Curtis
Frank Frazetta
Walter Johnson

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Li’l Abner The Frazetta Years Volume 2 1956-1957 (2003)

This series reprints in full color the Sunday Li’l Abner continuity, which was different from the daily strips. Carried by over 900 newspapers, Li’l Abner was the most popular strip in America for decades. This is the second volume of Sunday strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Andy Amato
Al Capp
Harvey Curtis
Frank Frazetta
Walter Johnson

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Li’l Abner The Frazetta Years Volume 3 1958-1959 (2003)

This series reprints in full color the Sunday Li’l Abner continuity, which was different from the daily strips. Carried by over 900 newspapers, Li’l Abner was the most popular strip in America for decades. This is the third volume of Sunday strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Andy Amato
Al Capp
Harvey Curtis
Frank Frazetta
Walter Johnson

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Li’l Abner The Frazetta Years Volume 4 1960-1961 (2004)

This series reprints in full color the Sunday Li’l Abner continuity, which was different from the daily strips. Carried by over 900 newspapers, Li’l Abner was the most popular strip in America for decades. This is the fourth volume of Sunday strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Andy Amato
Al Capp
Harvey Curtis
Frank Frazetta
Walter Johnson

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Li’l Abner Volume 1 Dailies 1934-1935 (1988)

Set in the hillbilly South, Li’l Abner was one of the most popular comic strips in America for decades. This is the first volume in a reprinting of the daily strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
Catherine Capp
Moe Leff

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Li’l Abner Volume 10 Dailies 1944 (1990)

Set in the hillbilly South, Li’l Abner was one of the most popular comic strips in America for decades. This is the tenth volume in a reprinting of the daily strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
Moe Leff
Et al

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Li’l Abner Volume 11 Dailies 1945 (1991)

Set in the hillbilly South, Li’l Abner was one of the most popular comic strips in America for decades. This is the eleventh volume in a reprinting of the daily strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
Moe Leff
Et al

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Li’l Abner Volume 12 Dailies 1946 (1991)

Set in the hillbilly South, Li’l Abner was one of the most popular comic strips in America for decades. This is the twelfth volume in a reprinting of the daily strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Al Capp
Moe Leff
Et al

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Li’l Abner Volume 13 Dailies 1947 (1992)

Set in the hillbilly South, Li’l Abner was one of the most popular comic strips in America for decades. This is the thirteenth volume in a reprinting of the daily strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Andy Amato
Al Capp
Harvey Curtis
Walter Johnson
Moe Leff
Et al

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Li’l Abner Volume 14 Dailies 1948 (1992)

Set in the hillbilly South, Li’l Abner was one of the most popular comic strips in America for decades. This is the fourteenth volume in a reprinting of the daily strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Andy Amato
Al Capp
Harvey Curtis
Walter Johnson
Moe Leff
Et al

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Li’l Abner Volume 15 Dailies 1949 (1992)

Set in the hillbilly South, Li’l Abner was one of the most popular comic strips in America for decades. This is the fifteenth volume in a reprinting of the daily strips.

Author(s): Al Capp
Illustrator(s): Andy Amato
Al Capp
Harvey Curtis
Walter Johnson
Moe Leff
Et al

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