Al Capp

Al Capp

Reference number:

14063L
£120.00

Description:

An original vintage 1961 index card, clearly signed in red crayon by Al Capp

Certification:

Collectors date notation is May 1961. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA   

Size:

11x9cm Index Card

Condition:

Good

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About Al Capp

Al Capp

AL CAPP d1979. American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip "Li'l Abner" which he created in 1934 and continued writing and (with help from assistants) drawing until 1977. He also wrote the comic strips Abbie an' Slats (in the years 1937–45) and Long Sam (1954). 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 urban experiences in the northern states of the USA until the year he introduced "Li'l Abner". Although he was from Connecticut, he spent 43 years teaching the world about Dogpatch, reaching an estimated 60 million readers in more than 900 American newspapers and 100 more papers in 28 countries internationally. He made a large personal fortune through the strip and "had a profound influence on the way the world viewed the American South". He died in New Hampshire aged 70 on November 5th 1979

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