Cartoonist and humorist Al Capp (September 28, 1909 – November 5, 1979) earned his place in the pantheon of cartooning with his widely syndicated and hugely popular satirical strip L’il Abner. For more than four decades it ran in some 900 U.S. newspapers and 100 papers in other countries.
The strip broke the established mold: It was set in the mythical Southern hamlet of Dogpatch — a first geographically — and included content related to politics and current events. Note: Some depictions in “L’l Abner” undoubtedly would be considered politically incorrect and unacceptable by today’s standards.
Quote: “My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed. One day it is being read; the next day someone’s wrapping fish in it.”
Sources: Wikipedia, BrainyQuote
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