Author Archives: R.C. Harvey

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 8)

Previously, the introduction, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, and part seven of our story.   VII. The Sordid End of Al Capp BUT CAPP WAS NOT FINISHED. In the fall of 1956, eight months after … Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 7)

The tragic ending of Ham Fisher Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 6)

In 1950, the Fisher-Capp feud boiled over, in the pages of Time and The Atlantic Monthly. Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 5)

World War II begins, and the first shots in the Ham Fisher/Al Capp war are also fired. Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 4)

The Capp/Fisher feud heats up. Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 3)

The story continues with Al Capp and the birth of Li’l Abner. Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 2)

Our story begins with Ham Fisher and the birth of Joe Palooka. Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief

The story of Al Capp and Ham Fisher, two cartooning geniuses, their rise to celebrity and their furious interactions with each other, is the stuff of epic adventure fiction,
but here, it is fact. Continue reading