The Enigma of Al Capp (Paperback)

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This incisive examination of Capp's life and career is back in print at last. From the author of The Strange Case of Edward Gorey comes a powerful portrait of a controversial giant in the comics world: the creator of the classic strip Li'l Abner, merchandising genius and outspoken extremist - from his early cartooning days ghosting for the creator of |Joe Palooka|, to his fame at th…
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This incisive examination of Capp’s life and career is back in print at last. From the author of The Strange Case of Edward Gorey comes a powerful portrait of a controversial giant in the comics world: the creator of the classic strip Li’l Abner, merchandising genius and outspoken extremist – from his early cartooning days ghosting for the creator of |Joe Palooka|, to his fame at the top of the field and his later years attacking John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Theroux comments, |Satire was his gift, and its ancillary weapons burlesque and parody|.

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This incisive examination of Capp’s life and career is back in print at last. From the author of The Strange Case of Edward Gorey comes a powerful portrait of a controversial giant in the comics world: the creator of the classic strip Li’l Abner, merchandising genius and outspoken extremist – from his early cartooning days ghosting for the creator of |Joe Palooka|, to his fame at the top of the field and his later years attacking John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Theroux comments, |Satire was his gift, and its ancillary weapons burlesque and parody|.