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About Al Capp
Al Capp was an American comic-strip cartoonist and satirist. He was born on November 5, 1979 and died at age seventy.
He credited his family with providing him the necessary material and emotional support for him to learn cartoons.
He attended Bridgeport High School with no diploma, then enrolled in other arts schools before graduating from Massachusetts School of Art in 1933.
Capp worked on “Mister Gilfeather” in the 1930s in New York, and left it for his friend Milton Caniff to continue in his absence.
Capp returned to New York to work with Ham Fisher. The duo worked on “Joe Palooka”.
Thereafter Capp worked on his most famous and record-breaking comic strip, “Li’l Abner”, which was published in about 1000 newspapers with more than 15 million readers by 1945. Notable characters in the strip included the Shmoos, Abner Yokum and Daisy Mae
Several criticisms and controversies arose due to Capp’s character portrayals in the strips, including court issues on personality attack.
Capp also created “Fearless Fosdick”. He collaborated with Lee Falk to produce several plays and theatre records in the 1950s. His comic strips were later adapted to films.
He was a column writer for Daily News, appeared in magazines and did commentary on radios and televisions.
Awards and Legacy
Capp won the 1947 National Cartoonists Society-Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year.
In 1979, he won the Elzie Segar Award posthumously.
He was inducted into National Cartoon Museum and Will Eisner Award halls of Fame.
Some of his terms and characters have entered the lexicon of various disciplines as in “shmoo” taken to mean “budding” in yeast making.
Capp lost his right leg when he was nine years old. To overcome the loss, his father nudged him towards drawing. This also explains why he devoted a considerable amount of his time and cartoons trying to cheer up World War II veterans that lost their legs during the war.
He tied the knot with Catherine Wingate in 1932.
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F.A.Q. about Al Capp
When is his birthday?
Al Capp's birthday is on September 28, 1909.
In how many days is his birthday?
Al Capp's birthday is in 301 days
How old was Al Capp when he died?
He was 70 years old.
When did he die?
He died in November 5, 1979.
How old would he be today?
Al Capp would be 113 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Al Capp from?
He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S..