Capp had a platoon of assistants in later years, who worked under his direct supervision. They included Andy Amato, Harvey Curtis, Walter Johnson and, notably, a young Frank Frazettawho penciled the Sunday continuity from studio roughs from to the end of — before his fame as a fantasy artist.
Sensitive to his own experience working on Joe PalookaCapp Brilliantly Cute - Six By Seven - The Things We Make (CD drew attention to his assistants in interviews and publicity pieces. A cover story in Time even included photos of two of his employees, whose roles in the production were detailed by Capp.
Ironically, this highly irregular policy has led to the misconception that his strip was "ghosted" by other hands. The production of Li'l Abner has been well documented, however. In point of fact, Capp maintained creative control over every stage of production for virtually the entire run of the strip.
Capp himself originated the stories, wrote the dialogue, designed the major characters, rough penciled the preliminary staging and action of each panel, oversaw the finished pencils, and drew and inked the faces and hands of the characters. I'll never knock his talent. Many have commented on the shift in Capp's political viewpoint, from as liberal as Pogo in his early years to as conservative as Little Orphan Annie when he reached middle age.
At one extreme, he displayed consistently devastating humor, while at the other, his mean-spiritedness came to the fore — but which was which seems to depend on the commentator's own point of view. From beginning to end, Capp was acid-tongued toward the targets of his wit, intolerant of hypocrisy, and always wickedly funny.
After about 40 years, however, Capp's interest in Abner waned, and this showed in the strip itself Li'l Abner lasted until November 13,when Capp retired with an apology to his fans for the recently declining quality of the strip, which he said had been the best he could manage due to advancing illness. Oh hell, it's like a fighter retiring.
I stayed on longer than I should have," he admitted. People magazine ran a substantial feature, and even the comics-free New York Times devoted nearly a full page to the event," according to publisher Denis Kitchen. Capp, a lifelong chain smoker, died from emphysema two years later at age 70, at his home in South Hampton, New Hampshireon November 5, In and many newspapers ran reruns of Li'l Abner episodes, mostly from the s run, distributed by Newspaper Enterprise Association and Capp Enterprises.
Following the revival of the Pogo comic strip, a revival of Li'l Abner was also planned in Drawn by cartoonist Steve Stiles the new Abner was approved by Capp's widow and brother, Elliott Caplinbut Al Capp's daughter, Julie Capp, objected at the last minute and permission was withdrawn. Durward Kirby was the announcer.
The radio show was not written by Al Capp — but by Charles Gussman. However, Gussman consulted closely with Capp on the storylines. He also briefly filled-in for radio journalist Drew Pearsonparticipated in a March 2, America's Town Meeting of the Air debate on ABC, and hosted his own syndicated, station radio show.
Over the years, Li'l Abner characters have inspired diverse compositions in popjazzcountry and even rock 'n' roll :. No comprehensive reprint of the series had been attempted until Kitchen Sink Press began publishing the Li'l Abner Dailies in hardcover and paperback, one year per volume, in The demise of KSP in stopped the reprint series at Volume 27 They also released an archive hardcover reprint of the complete Shmoo Comics infollowed by a second Shmoo volume of compete newspaper strips in Capp provided specialty artwork for civic groups, government agencies and charitable or non-profit organizations, spanning several decades.
In addition, Dogpatch characters were used in national campaigns for the U. Al Capp was reportedly not pleased with the results, and the series was discontinued after five shorts. Evil-Eye Fleegle and his "whammy" make an animated cameo appearance in the U. InFearless Fosdick proved popular enough to be incorporated into a short-lived TV series. Among the original TV characters were "Mr. Shmoos were originally meant to be included in the Broadway Li'l Abner musical, employing stage puppetry.
The idea was reportedly abandoned in the development stage by the producers, however, for reasons of practicality. Although it lacks the political satire and Broadway polish of the version, this film gives a fairly accurate portrayal of the various Dogpatch characters up until that time. Since this movie predates their comic strip Brilliantly Cute - Six By Seven - The Things We Make (CD, Abner makes a last-minute escape natcherly!
A much more successful musical comedy adaptation of the strip, also entitled Li'l Abneropened on Broadway at the St. James Theater on November 15,and had a long run of performances,  followed by a nationwide tour.
Among the actors originally considered for the title role were Dick Shawn and Andy Griffith. The stage musicalwith music and lyrics by Gene de Paul and Johnny Mercerwas adapted into a Technicolor motion picture at Paramount in by producer Norman Panama and director Melvin Frankwith an original score by Nelson Riddle. JohnJoe E. Three members of the original Broadway cast did not appear in the film version: Charlotte Rae who was replaced by Billie Hayes early in the stage productionEdie Adams who was pregnant during the filming and Tina Louise.
The musical has since become a perennial favorite of high school and amateur productions, due to its popular appeal and modest production requirements. Li'l Abner never sold as a TV series despite several attempts including an unsold pilot that aired once on NBC on September 5, but Al Capp was a familiar face on television for twenty years. No other cartoonist to date has come close to Capp's televised exposure.
Capp appeared as a regular on The Author Meets the Critics. He hosted at least five television programs between and — three different talk shows called The Al Capp Show twiceAl CappAl Capp's America a live "chalk talk", with Capp providing a barbed commentary while sketching cartoonsand a game show called Anyone Can Win.
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