Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Al Capp

Dogpatch, U.S.A., Sadie Hawkins Day, Kickapoo Joy Juice, Schjmoos and Kigmies are just a few of the lasting inspirations that Al Capp contributed to American folk legend. His comic strip creation, L'il Abner, which debuted in 1934, became Capp's vehicle for lampooning the shortcomings of the human race. A volatile and controversial personality, Capp attacked the protest movement of the 1960s as vehemently as he denounced McCarthyism in the 1950s, earning him enemies as well as admirers. Political comment was only one of Al Capp's many tools, however. He also used suspense, slapstick, satire, strong characterization and occasional surrealism in making L'il Abner one of the most hilarious and unpredictable comic strips in cartoon history.

"Abstract art is created by the untalented---

Sold by the unprincipled----

Purchased by the utterly bewildered."

Al Capp

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