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Strip of the Week: Yokums Rush In

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Check out February’s first Strip of the Week– “Yokums Rush In”! Click below to read a high-resolution version of another great Lil Abner moment

Strip of the Week: “A Short Career”

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Welcome back, friends! Click below to see this week’s strip, “A Short Career”!

Strip of the Week: “He Floats Through the Air”

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We hope that you’re enjoying this year’s new feature thus far! Click below to check out this week’s strip “He Floats Through the Air”!

Strip of the Week: “He Fell For Her”

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Click below to see a high-quality image of this week’s Strip of the Week, “He Fell For Her”!

Strip of the Week: Love Rears Its Head

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This year at Li’l Abner, we’re beginning a new Strip of the Week feature to reconnect you with some of your favorite moments from your favorite comic! Click below to read a high-quality version of our first choice, “Love Rears … Continue reading

Dogpatch and Dogpatch U.S.A.

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In an era well before “political correctness” entered the vocabulary, Dogpatch exceeded every stereotype of Appalachia. The hillbillies in Li’l Abner’s town were poorer than poor. The houses were hopelessly ramshackle. Most Dogpatchers were dumber than dumb. The remainder were … Continue reading

The Shmoo

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The Shmoo first appeared in the strip in August 1948. According to Shmoo legend, the lovable creature laid eggs, gave milk and died of sheer esctasy when looked at with hunger. The Shmoo loved to be eaten and tasted like … Continue reading

Fearless Fosdick

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The “ideel” of Li’l Abner, Detective Fearless Fosdick was Al Capp’s long-running parody of Chester Gould’s “Dick Tracy.” Debuting in 1942, Fearless Fosdick became so useful to Capp and so popular in his own right, that the strip-within-a- strip became a regular … Continue reading

Sadie Hawkins Day

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Sadie Hawkins Day, an American folk event, made its debut in Al Capp’s Li’l Abner strip November 15, 1937. Sadie Hawkins was “the homeliest gal in the hills” who grew tired of waiting for the fellows to come a courtin’. … Continue reading

Character Profile: Pappy Yokum

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Pint-size Lucifer “Pappy” Yokum had the misfortune of being the patriarch in a family completely dominated by his better half, “Mammy” Yokum. On the other hand, Pappy didn’t seem to complain. He had a free ride for many years. Mammy … Continue reading