* In Volume 4 in The Complete Li'l Abner...You'll Believe a Hillbilly Can Fly! High-octane humor and cockeyed characters - it's the Cappian way! Sit a spell and you'll meet Available Jones ("Is yo' available, Available?"), Swami Riva, Big Stanislouse, Joe Btfsplk (the world's greatest jinx!), Dorothy Lamour (yes, that Dorothy Lamour), Lorna Goon, Orville Wolf, Cherry Blossom, the parents of Gat Garson, Sadie Hawkins V, Dinsmore Jerque, J.P. Fangsby, Tiny Mite, and that hog-wallowin' bundle of pulchritude, Moonbeam McSwine! They help make 1941 and 1942 fast, funny, and unforgettable!-The Library of American Comics is the world's #1 publisher of classic newspaper comic strips, with 14 Eisner Award nominations and three wins for best book. LOAC has become "the gold standard for archival comic strip reprints...The research and articles provide insight and context, and most importantly the glorious reproduction of the material has preserved these strips for those who knew them and offers a new gateway to adventure for those discovering them for the first time." - Scoop *
Al Capp (1909-1979) was born Alfred Gerald Caplin in New Haven, Connecticut. He created Li'l? Abner in 1934. In addition to the enormous popularity of his comic strip, Capp was arguably the most famous cartoonist of his generation. He was a frequent and outspoken guest on 1940s and '50s television. The prolific satirist also wrote a syndicated newspaper column, had his own syndicated radio show, and was a frequent guest lecturer at campuses nationwide, a sideline that created a firestorm late in his career. Capp retired Li'l Abner in 1977 after a 43-year run, and died two years later.