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 Fisher’s suicide, Al Capp took up the question that the Fisher episode had left hanging… Read more »
The tragic ending of Ham Fisher
In 1950, the Fisher-Capp feud boiled over, in the pages of Time and The Atlantic Monthly.
World War II begins, and the first shots in the Ham Fisher/Al Capp war are also fired.
The Capp/Fisher feud heats up.
The story continues with Al Capp and the birth of Li’l Abner.
Our story begins with Ham Fisher and the birth of Joe Palooka.
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.