(1989)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1988 Series
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Price
16.95 USD; 20.35 CAD
Pages
180
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Kitchen Sink Press, Inc.
Brand
Kitchen Sink Press
ISBN
0-87816-057-4 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Dave Schreiner

Issue Notes

Hardcover edition (ISBN 0-87816-056-6) available at $27.95.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
Al Capp
Colors
Ray Fehrenbach
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Li'l Abner; Sandra Petwell; Lonesome Polecat

Indexer Notes

Cover design by Ray Fehrenbach and Peter Poplaski, from art by Al Capp.

[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
Inks
Al Capp
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Li'l Abner Dailies Volume Five: 1939
Characters
Li'l Abner; Pappy Yokum

Indexer Notes

Title page, front matter. One panel repeated oversize from interior.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julie Capp Cairol
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One evening not long ago, I was introduced to some French visitors as the daughter of Al Capp, creator of Li'l Abner.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Al Capp [Alfred Caplin]; Elliott Caplin; Jerome Caplin; Julie Capp; Tillie Caplin; Madeline Caplin; Cathie Capp

Indexer Notes

Introduction by Al Capp's elder daughter. Family photo. Elliot Caplin (Al Capp's brother, included in the photo) wrote and co-created Big Ben Bolt and The Heart Of Juliet Jones. He also wrote Log Sam, Abbie an' Slats, and Little Orphan Annie, besides founding comics publisher Toby Press.

The Call From Dogpatch (Table of Contents: 4)

Abbie an' Slats / text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen Lamar Harris
Pencils
Raeburn Van Buren; ? (photograph)
Inks
Raeburn Van Buren; ? (photograph)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Raeburn Van Buren; Abbie; Slats
Keywords
Art; artist; cartoonist; family; illustration; illustrator; magazine; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Story of Raeburn Van Buren and the creation of comic strip Abbie an' Slats, which had art by Van Buren, scripts by Al Capp and Elliot Caplin. Photo of Van Buren; Van Buren magazine illustrations; promotional materials for Abbie an' Slats.

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

Abbie an' Slats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Raeburn Van Buren
Inks
Raeburn Van Buren
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Never figgered YOU'D be interested in this here now prize-fight, Mr. Hagstone.
Genre
humor
Characters
Abbie; Slats; Tony Pastafalooza; Judy; Mr. Hagstone
Synopsis
Slats wins a boxing match with flyweight champion Tony Pastafalooza, thrilling the hometown crowd in Crabtree Corners and even softening the hard heart of Judy's father. But cheers turn to laughter when the town learns that his opponent was actually the champion's cousin of the same name... a dishwasher who has never boxed in his life.
Keywords
Boxing; family; imposter; mistaken identity

Indexer Notes

Eleven daily newspaper comic strips from 1937.

1939: Some Turning Points (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Schreiner
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
Al Capp
Letters
Al Capp; typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Li'l Abner [Wreck Butler]; Daisy Mae [Scallop O'Hara]; Hannibal Hoops [Ashcan Wilkes]
Keywords
1939; Cartoonist; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

The editor's commentary on the year 1939 in the world and in the strip, with special attention to Capp's Gone With the Wind parody and legal action by author Margaret Mitchell. Includes the first Sunday strip of the parody.

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

Li'l Abner / comic story / 157 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
Al Capp
Letters
Al Capp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hope Li'l Abner gits back in time fo' 'Old Home Week' -- it starts today.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Daisy Mae; Freddie Flophouse; Hannibal Hoops; King; Marryin' Sam; Aunt Bessie; Lonesome Polecat; Hairless Joe; Charlie's ghost; Sandra Petwell; Julie Roy; Mother Ratfield; Gat Garson; Inspector Lawless; Professor Storm; Number 7; Number 23
Keywords
Abdication; doppelganger; double; espionage; feud; ghost; hillbillies; hillbilly; king; lookalike; mad scientist; mistaken identity; newspaper comic strip; prison; Sadie Hawkins Day; spy

Indexer Notes

Compilation of daily newspaper comic strips from December 15, 1938 through mid-December, 1939. Notable story arcs include: Li'l Abner and Flophouse Freddie may have been switched at birth; the Yokums all go to prison; a king will give up his throne for Daisy Mae, but she remains true to Li'l Abner; Aunt Bessie unwittingly imports a monster from Scotland; Hairless Joe and Lonesome Polecat ruin Aunt Bessie's party; Li'l Abner helps Charlie's ghost find peace by marrying off Sandra Petwell; in a multi-day fight, Mammy ends the feud between the Ratfields and the Roys; impersonating Gat Garson undercover, Li'l Abner narrowly escapes execution; Li'l Abner saves Daisy Mae's life on Sadie Hawkins Day, but she releases him from his obligation; Li'l Abner protects a death ray from foreign spies. Includes Lonesome Polecat's first appearance in the daily strips.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
Al Capp
Colors
Ray Fehrenbach
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1939, Al Capp staged the wildest Sadie Hawkins Day race to date.
Characters
Hairless Joe; Lonesome Polecat
Keywords
Kickapoo Joy Juice

Indexer Notes

Design by Ray Fehrenbach and Peter Poplaski, from art by Al Capp.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Abner
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Li'l Abner Dailies Volume Five: 1939"]
  4. 3. ["One evening not long ago, I was introduced to some French visitors as the daughter of Al Capp, creator of Li'l Abner."]
  5. 4. The Call From Dogpatch
    Abbie an' Slats
  6. 5. ["Never figgered YOU'D be interested in this here now prize-fight, Mr. Hagstone."]
    Abbie an' Slats
  7. 6. 1939: Some Turning Points
  8. 7. ["Hope Li'l Abner gits back in time fo' 'Old Home Week' -- it starts today."]
    Li'l Abner
  9. 8. ["The black and white daily Li'l Abner strips are being collected chronologically in their entirety."]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. ["In 1939, Al Capp staged the wildest Sadie Hawkins Day race to date."]
    Li'l Abner
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