Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary HC (2013 Bloomsbury) comic books
1st printing. Written by Denis Kitchen, and Michael Schumacher. Art by Al Capp. More than thirty years have passed since Al Capp's death, and he may no longer be a household name. But at the height of his career, his groundbreaking comic strip, Li'l Abner, reached ninety million readers. Though Li'l Abner brought millions joy, the man behind the strip was a complicated and often unpleasant person. With unprecedented access to Capp's archives and a wealth of new material, Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen have written a probing biography. Capp's story is one of incredible highs and lows, of popularity and villainy, of success and failure-told here with authority and heart! Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 320 pages, Text Only. Cover price $30.00.