Al Capp — What, AGAIN?

Excellent, wide-ranging piece on the formerly famous cartoonist.

It’s all but impossible to get across to anybody under, oh, 35 how pervasive Lil Abner and related characters were at one time. But I agree the strips have dated very badly. The drawings remain masterful, the stories increasingly obscure or moldy. I found I couldn’t even finish reading the reprint books.

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