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Button 010: Famous Cartoonist Al Capp (Li'l Abner / The Shmoo)


Button 010: Famous Cartoonist Al Capp (Li'l Abner / The Shmoo)
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    Famous Cartoonist Button 10

    Al Capp. Arguably the most famous and certainly the most visible cartoonist of all time, Capp's Li'l Abner strip(1934-1977) reached an audience of 80 million readers daily. His introduction of the popular Shmoo into Abner created a merchandising phenomenon in the late '40s and early '50s. The eventual marriage of Li'l Abner and Daisy Mae in 1952 made headlines and the cover of Life magazine. Capp himself was a cover feature in both Time and Newsweek. Besides his hugely successful comic strip Capp twice had his own network TV show, his own syndicated radio program and a newspaper column. The entertaining and acerbic satirist was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson's Tonite Show and other talk shows, a rarity for cartoonists. Li'l Abner was adapted into a long-running Broadway musical and two films (1940, 1959). Fearless Fosdick, The Kigmy. Lower Slobbovia and the still-celebrated Sadie Hawkins Day are among his other lasting creations. Though his deep laugh was a trademark, this scowling self-portrait typifies the curmudgeonly and controversial persona of his late career.


    About the Buttons:

    Pinback Jack issued this "Famous Cartoonist Series" of self-portrait buttons back in 1975. All of the participating cartoonists were alive and created self-portraits specifically for this button set. With very few exceptions, the images have not appeared elsewhere in print. The buttons were distributed by Krupp Comic Works and Phil Seuling. This set was originally announced as 52 buttons, and the alphabetical numbering reflects that. However, two artists (Neal Adams and Rick Meyerowitz) turned in their self-portraits late, after the first 52 had already been designed. They were included in the set, but numbered 53 and 54 respectively, out of alphabetical sequence. Steve Krupp's Curio Shoppe is now the exclusive source of the remaining limited inventory.

    All the color buttons in this set are metal with clear celluloid covers, are 2.25 inches in diameter, and have "safety" pinbacks. This button is listed for sale as an individual, but we do offer the complete set as well.


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    Button 010: Famous Cartoonist Al Capp (Li'l Abner / The Shmoo)

    Famous Cartoonist Button 10

    Al Capp. Arguably the most famous and certainly the most visible cartoonist of all time, Capp's Li'l Abner strip(1934-1977) reached an audience of 80 million readers daily. His introduction of the popular Shmoo into Abner created a merchandising phenomenon in the late '40s and early '50s. The eventual marriage of Li'l Abner and Daisy Mae in 1952 made headlines and the cover of Life magazine. Capp himself was a cover feature in both Time and Newsweek. Besides his hugely successful comic strip Capp twice had his own network TV show, his own syndicated radio program and a newspaper column. The entertaining and acerbic satirist was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson's Tonite Show and other talk shows, a rarity for cartoonists. Li'l Abner was adapted into a long-running Broadway musical and two films (1940, 1959). Fearless Fosdick, The Kigmy. Lower Slobbovia and the still-celebrated Sadie Hawkins Day are among his other lasting creations. Though his deep laugh was a trademark, this scowling self-portrait typifies the curmudgeonly and controversial persona of his late career.


    About the Buttons:

    Pinback Jack issued this "Famous Cartoonist Series" of self-portrait buttons back in 1975. All of the participating cartoonists were alive and created self-portraits specifically for this button set. With very few exceptions, the images have not appeared elsewhere in print. The buttons were distributed by Krupp Comic Works and Phil Seuling. This set was originally announced as 52 buttons, and the alphabetical numbering reflects that. However, two artists (Neal Adams and Rick Meyerowitz) turned in their self-portraits late, after the first 52 had already been designed. They were included in the set, but numbered 53 and 54 respectively, out of alphabetical sequence. Steve Krupp's Curio Shoppe is now the exclusive source of the remaining limited inventory.

    All the color buttons in this set are metal with clear celluloid covers, are 2.25 inches in diameter, and have "safety" pinbacks. This button is listed for sale as an individual, but we do offer the complete set as well.

    $6.00