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Button 240: Joe Bfstplk (man with cloud over head) by Al Capp


Button 240: Joe Bfstplk (man with cloud over head) by Al Capp
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    240. Joe Bfstplk (2002).

    The little guy with an unpronounceable name, a raggedly wide brim hat and a perpetual black cloud floating over his head was the world's biggest jinx. When he showed up in Li'l Abner, you knew disaster would follow shortly, and it inevitably did. His vowel-challenged name was pronounceable. Cartoonist Al Capp said "Bfstplk" was pronounced like the sound made when you give someone "raspberries" otherwise known as a "Bronx cheer," with tongue vibrating loudly between lips. The Joe Bfstplk portrait on this button is by Frank Frazetta, a key Capp "ghost" (1954-1961), later famous in his own right for his sensuous fantasy and barbarian paintings.

    Kitchen Sink Press published twenty-seven 12" x 9" volumes of Li'l Abner Dailies, many of which are still available in this web store. This is the 5th of 7 Li'l Abner buttons created by DKAA, the agency which represents Capp Enterprises, Inc. It is intended for promotional purposes only but, while supplies last, you can acquire this advertising item for $2.50.

    1.25 inch diameter

    One note, for serious button collectors, you may want to read the KSP BUTTON TEXT which explains the numbering systems for identifying the various buttons produced over the last 30 years, or see the COMPLETE KSP BUTTON LIST. The list is VERY long, so be patient while it loads.


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    Button 240: Joe Bfstplk (man with cloud over head) by Al Capp

    240. Joe Bfstplk (2002).

    The little guy with an unpronounceable name, a raggedly wide brim hat and a perpetual black cloud floating over his head was the world's biggest jinx. When he showed up in Li'l Abner, you knew disaster would follow shortly, and it inevitably did. His vowel-challenged name was pronounceable. Cartoonist Al Capp said "Bfstplk" was pronounced like the sound made when you give someone "raspberries" otherwise known as a "Bronx cheer," with tongue vibrating loudly between lips. The Joe Bfstplk portrait on this button is by Frank Frazetta, a key Capp "ghost" (1954-1961), later famous in his own right for his sensuous fantasy and barbarian paintings.

    Kitchen Sink Press published twenty-seven 12" x 9" volumes of Li'l Abner Dailies, many of which are still available in this web store. This is the 5th of 7 Li'l Abner buttons created by DKAA, the agency which represents Capp Enterprises, Inc. It is intended for promotional purposes only but, while supplies last, you can acquire this advertising item for $2.50.

    1.25 inch diameter

    One note, for serious button collectors, you may want to read the KSP BUTTON TEXT which explains the numbering systems for identifying the various buttons produced over the last 30 years, or see the COMPLETE KSP BUTTON LIST. The list is VERY long, so be patient while it loads.

    $2.50