(1988)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1988 Series
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Price
16.95 USD; 21.50 CAD
Pages
236
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Kitchen Sink Press, Inc.
Brand
Tap
ISBN
0-87816-037-X Search at WorldCat
Editing
Dave Schreiner (credited)

Issue Notes

Daily strips running from August 1934 (inception) through first week of January 1936. Jan Manweiler and Ray Fehrenbach shot the strips; Fehrenbach assembled and retouched for publication. A hardcover edition was available for $27.95, apparently under the ISBN of 0-87816-036-1.

Subtitled Dailies 1934-1935 on cover, Dailies 1934-1936 within.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Abner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Capp (credited) (signed as Al Capp)
Inks
Al Capp (signed as Al Capp)
Colors
Pete Poplaski (credited as Peter Poplaski)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; the Master; Lem Scragg; Silkstockin' Sally; Slugger Bashmouth; Bessie; Hairless Joe; Romeo Scragg; Marryin' Sam; Hannibal Hoops (also as the ghost of Ole Judge Scragg)

Indexer Notes

Montage of characters. Cover design by Peter Poplaski.
Although shown on the cover, the Master does not appear in this volume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Al Capp (illustration)
Inks
Al Capp (illustration)
Letters
Al Capp (illustration); typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great heavens!
Characters
Babs; Li'l Abner

Indexer Notes

Title page includes an illustration that is a reprint of the second panel of the October 25, 1935 comic strip reprinted on page 201.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Catherine Capp Halberstadt (credited)
Pencils
Al Capp (credited) (drawing); ? (photograph)
Inks
Al Capp (credited) (drawing); ? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I met Alfred Gerald Caplin -- Al Capp -- when we were both students at the Designers Art School in Boston.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Al Capp; Catherine Capp
Reprints
Keywords
Art; artist; Boston; cartoonist

Indexer Notes

The introduction by Capp's widow is accompanied by photos and a drawing by Al Capp.

Innocents in Peril (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Capp (signed)
Pencils
Al Capp (illustration)
Inks
Al Capp (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
Keywords
Art; artist; cartoonist; comic strip

Indexer Notes

Al Capp's thoughts on comic strip creation.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
Al Capp
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
About the time my first crop of whiskers began to come up, I took a walking trip through the Kentucky mountains.
Genre
humor
Characters
Al Capp
Keywords
Art; artist; cartoonist; hillbilly; Kentucky; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Humorous account of finding inspiration for Li'l Abner.

The Storyteller (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Schreiner
Pencils
Al Capp (signed as A. G. Caplin) (credited as A. G. Caplin) (Mister Gilfeather drawing); Ham Fisher (signed as Ham Fisher) (Joe Palooka drawing) (see Notes); Al Capp (Joe Palooka drawing) (see Notes); ? (photograph)
Inks
Ham Fisher (credited) (signed as Ham Fisher) (Joe Palooka drawing) (see Notes); Al Capp (Joe Palooka drawing) (see Notes); Al Capp (signed as A. G. Caplin) (credited as A. G. Caplin) (Mister Gilfeather drawing); ? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Al Capp; Catherine Capp; Mr. Gilfeather; Joe Palooka; Big Leviticus
Reprints
  • panel from Mister Gilfeather (The Associated Press) 1932-06-18.
    six panels from Joe Palooka (McNaught Syndicate) 1933-11-12 reprinted in black and white.
Keywords
Art; artist; cartoonist; hillbilly; newspaper comic strip; plagiarism

Indexer Notes

Series editor's overview of Al Capp's career. Photos of Al Capp. Panel dated June 18, 1932 from his early feature "Mr. Gilfeather." "Joe Palooka" page from November 12, 1933, when Capp was an assistant for Ham Fisher. According to the article, Al Capp was the actual artist of the Joe Palooka strip reprinted here as Ham Fisher was on an extended vacation.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 220 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp (credited) (signed as Al Capp) (see notes)
Pencils
Al Capp (credited) (signed as Al Capp) (see notes); Catherine Capp Halberstadt (some backgrounds) (see notes); Mo Leff (see notes)
Inks
Al Capp (credited) (signed as Al Capp) (see notes)
Letters
Al Capp (credited) (signed as Al Capp) (see notes); Catherine Capp Halberstadt (early months) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The simple home of the Yokums, resting high in the hills of the south.
Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Bessie; Romeo Scragg; Marryin' Sam; Hannibal Hoops; Mary Ann Astorbux
Reprints
  • from Li'l Abner (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) 1934-08-13 - 1936-01-07.
Keywords
Custody dispute; feud; fugitive; hillbilly; marriage; New York City; orphan

Indexer Notes

Collection of daily newspaper comic strips, with first appearance of all characters named. Notable story arcs include: Li'l Abner goes to visit Aunt Bessie in New York; Li'l Abner is kidnapped; the Scraggs feud with the Yokums, and torment Daisy Mae; Daisy Mae wants to marry Li'l Abner; Li'l Abner goes to elementary school; greedy relatives fight for custody of Mary Ann Astorbux; Li'l Abner dresses in drag and takes it on the lam with Mary Ann; Hannibal Hoops woos Daisy Mae; Marryin' Sam drums up business; Mammy and Pappy save Li'l Abner from matrimony.

According to Schreiner's essay, confirmed by Catherine Capp Halberstadt's introduction, Catherine Capp assisted on the strip during 1934-1935. She indicated that she provided backgrounds, particularly for outdoor scenes in the hills, for the strip's first six to twelve months. She also lettered early strips. Schreiner reports that Moe Leff became assistant in 1935.

Signature: Al Capp signed his name in several ways including: Al Capp; Al. Capp; Al. G. Capp; Al G. Capp; Al G Capp; and C—. Although normally signed in cursive, the strip was on occasion signed by printing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
Al Capp
Colors
Pete Poplaski (as Peter Poplaski)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Baron Slinkovitch; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Payne Morland; Mary Ann Astorbux

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Montage of characters. Cover design by Peter Poplaski.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Abner
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Great heavens!"]
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. Innocents in Peril
  6. 5. ["About the time my first crop of whiskers began to come up, I took a walking trip through the Kentucky mountains."]
  7. 6. The Storyteller
  8. 7. ["The simple home of the Yokums, resting high in the hills of the south."]
    Li'l Abner
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
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