Alfred Gerald Caplin (September 28, 1909 – November 5, 1979), better known as Al Capp, was an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li'l Abner. He also wrote the comic strips Abbie an' Slats and Long Sam. He won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award in 1947 for Cartoonist of the Year, and their 1979 Elzie Segar Award (posthumously) for his "unique... more »
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''A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.''Al Capp (1909-1979), U.S. cartoonist. Quoted in National Observer (Silver Spring, Maryland, July 1, 1963). Referring to abstract art.