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Author Schumacher, Michael, 1950-
Title Al Capp : a life to the contrary / Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen.
Published New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
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 Floor3  NC1429.C295 S38 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description x, 305 p., [24] p. of plates (some col.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Flashpoint -- Young dreams and schemes -- The hills -- Uncle Bob's generosity -- Breaking into the business -- Hatfield and McCoy -- Li'l Abner -- Nina -- Merry-go-round -- Greetings from lower Slobbovia -- The shmoo, the kigmy, and all one cartoonist could ever want -- Demise of the monster -- Bright lights -- In the halls of the enemy -- Scandals -- Descent.
Summary A major portrait of the legendary comics figure and creator of Li'l Abner offers insight into his deeply complicated character, providing coverage of such topics as the childhood accident that cost him his leg, his turbulent apprenticeship with Joe Palooka creator Ham Fisher and his extremely conservative political views.
Subject Capp, Al, 1909-1979.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography.
Related Names Kitchen, Denis, 1946-
ISBN 1608196232 alkaline paper
9781608196234 alkaline paper
Standard # 40022210058
OCLC number 772106404