Al Capp (1909-1979)

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Al Capp, byname of "Alfred Gerald Caplin". He was born in September 28, 1909, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S, and died in November 5, 1979, New Haven), American cartoonist who created the popular comic strip "Lil Abner".

Capp took landscape architecture at the "Boston Museum of Fine Arts school" and the "Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts" in Philadelphia. In 1933 he was taken as an assistant to Ham Fisher, the creator of Joe Palooka. Lil Abner first came out in The New York Mirror in 1934. The broadly speaking humorous comic strip was kicked in the fictitious boondocks community of interests of Dogpatch, U.S.A., and outstanding Lil Abner, a shy and awkward rustic; Daisy Mae, a running damsel who finally caught Abner after a 17-year pursuit; the pipe-smoking Mammy Yokum; and different social caricatures. Lil Abner ended upon Capps retirement in 1977.

About Lil Abner:
Lil Abner, American newspaper comic strip that run from 1934 until 1977, chronicling the fatuousnesses of daily life in the pretend Appalachian town of Dogpatch.

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