Friday, September 13, 2019

1959 Interview with Al Capp

Li'l Abner creator Al Capp is interviewed on this 1959 Smithsonian Folkways record. He talks about his creative process, satire and whether comic books are the root of juvenile delinquency. He is interviewed by Howard Langer, editor of the Scholastic Teacher Magazine. A link to the complete liner notes, which include a transcript of the entire interview is here.

Here are both parts of the interview.


Video: 1970 "This is Al Capp" TV Special
The Al Capp Murals of Worcester, MA
Al Capp's Schmoo Comic #5

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