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His brothers, Elliott and Jerome, were cartoonists, and his sister, Madeline, was a publicist. In Augustat the age of nine, Capp was run down by a trolley car and had to have his left leg amputated, well above the knee.
Note the reference to Milton Caniff.
He became quite proficient, learning mostly on his own. At about this same time, Capp became a voracious reader. Capp spent five years at Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Connecticutwithout receiving a diploma.
The cartoonist liked to joke about how he failed geometry for nine straight terms. Attending three of them in rapid succession, the impoverished Capp was thrown out of each for nonpayment of tuition—the Boston Museum School of Fine Artsthe Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Artsand Designers Art School in Boston—the last before launching his career.
Capp had already decided to become a cartoonist. He eventually found work at the Associated Press when he was 23 years old. Capp changed the focus and title to Mister Gilfeather, but soon grew to hate the feature. He left the Associated Press in September Before leaving, he met Milton Caniffand the two became lifelong friends.
Capp moved to Boston and married Catherine Wingate Cameron, whom he had met earlier in art class. She died in at the age of Leaving his new wife with her parents in Amesbury, Massachusettshe subsequently returned to New York inin the midst of the Great Depression. People were sleeping in alleys then, willing to work at anything.
He based his cast of characters on the authentic mountain-dwellers he met while hitchhiking through rural West Virginia and the Cumberland Valley as a teenager. This was years before the Tennessee Valley Authority Act brought basic utilities like electricity and running water to the region.
The feature was launched on Monday, August 13,in eight North American newspapers—including the New York Mirror —and was an immediate success.
Caplin eventually became "Al Capp" because the syndicate felt the original would not fit in a cartoon frame. His younger brother Elliot Caplin also became a comic strip writer, best known for co-creating the soap opera strip The Heart of Juliet Jones with artist Stan Drake and conceiving the comic strip character Broom-Hilda with cartoonist Russell Myers.
Elliot also authored several off-Broadway plays, including A Nickel for Picassowhich was based on and dedicated to his mother and his famous brother.
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Described by its creator as "an average stone-age community," Dogpatch mostly consists of hopelessly ramshackle log cabins, pine trees, "tarnip" fields and "hawg" wallows.
Whatever energy Abner had went into evading the marital goals of Daisy Mae Scragg, his sexy, well-endowed but virtuous girlfriend—until Capp finally gave in to reader pressure and allowed the couple to marry.
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Alfred Gerald Caplin (September 28, – November 5, ), better known as Al Capp, was an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li'l Abner, which he created in and continued writing and (with help from assistants) drawing until He also wrote the comic strips Abbie an' Slats (in the years –45) and Long Sam ().
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