(1998)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1988 Series
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Price
22.95 USD; 32.15 CAD
Pages
180
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Kitchen Sink Press
Brand
Kitchen Sink Press
ISBN
0-87816-116-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780878161164 52295
Editing
Dave Schreiner

Issue Notes

Hardcover edition (ISBN 0-87816-115-5) available at $39.95 (55.95 CAD). Ray Fehrenbach and C. Evan Metcalf, art directors; Ali Karasic, assistant designer; Christi Scholl, interior production.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Peter Poplaski (based on art by Al Capp)
Inks
Peter Poplaski
Colors
Peter Poplaski
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Shmoos
Keywords
Shmoo

[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)

Li'l Abner / 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 Fourteen: 1948
Characters
Al Capp; Shmoos
Keywords
Shmoo

Indexer Notes

Title page, front matter. Spot Illustrations.

Shmoo Goes There? (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Harlan Ellison
Pencils
Al Capp; ? (photograph)
Inks
Al Capp; ? (photograph)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Al Capp; Shmoos
Reprints
Keywords
Marketing tie-in; model sheet; Shmoo

Indexer Notes

Essay on the Shmoo phenomenon. Includes photos of Shmoo products; Shmoo model sheet by Al Capp; cover of Time magazine with Al Capp and Shmoos; Al Capp essay on the "real Shmoo"; ads employing the Shmoo.

Back on Uneasy Street (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Schreiner
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
Al Capp
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Shmoos
Keywords
1948; Shmoo

Indexer Notes

Essay on the Shmoo, in the context of 1948.

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

Li'l Abner / comic story / 162 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To the Commissioner
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Daisy Mae; Romeo McHaystack; Lester Gooch; Fearless Fosdick; the Chair; Granny Scragg; Nightmare Alice; Salomey; J. Roaringham Fatback; D. D. Teasdale; Wolf Gal; Cave Gal; Shmoos; Marryin' Sam
Keywords
Atomic waste; newspaper comic strip; nuclear; Oak Ridge; radiation; radioactive; radioactivity; Sadie Hawkins Day; Shmoo

Indexer Notes

Compilation of daily newspaper comic strips from December 11, 1947 to December 22, 1948. Notable story arcs include: the government dumps radioactive waste on Dogpatch, so that residents are blinded by atomic fog; a Chippendale chair carries out a series of murders, but Fearless Fosdick catches it, and the Chair gets the chair; Granny Scragg conjures Daisy Mae to forget Li'l Abner; radiation turns turnip termites even more monstrous; J. Roaringham Fatback pursues the last Hammus Alabammus (Salomey); Shmoos provide everything people need, and so destroy the world's economy which is based on scarcity and withholding; D.D. Teasdale exterminates the Shmoos, but two survive and reproduce; Marryin' Sam sells propellers to bachelors for Sadie Hawkins Day.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Shoul (photograph)
Inks
Paul Shoul (photograph)
Colors
Paul Shoul (photograph)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Enter... the Shmoo...
Characters
Shmoos
Keywords
Manufacturing tie-in; Shmoo

Indexer Notes

Photo of Shmoo memorabilia from Denis Kitchen's collection.

Editing
Related Scans
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 Fourteen: 1948"]
    Li'l Abner
  4. 3. Shmoo Goes There?
  5. 4. Back on Uneasy Street
  6. 5. ["To the Commissioner"]
    Li'l Abner
  7. 6. ["America's Greatest Comic Strip!"]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. ["Enter... the Shmoo..."]
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