Strip of the Week: “He’ll Be Comin’ Roun’ th’ Mount’n!”

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Welcome back friends! Enjoy your week right by enjoying our lastest strip of the week, “He’ll Be Comin’ Roun’ th’ Mount’n!” Click below to check it out!

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Strip of the Week: “The Law Speaks!”

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Welcome back to Li’l Abner for another Strip of the Week!  This week, a visit is paid to the Sheriff’s Office in “The Law Speaks!” Click below to check it out.

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Strip of the Week: “Some Choice!”

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Welcome back to Strip of the Week, friends! This week check out our latest pick, “Some Choice!”

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Strip of the Week: “One Way Trip!”

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Welcome back to another Strip of the Week, friends! This week click below to check out our latest addition, “One Way Trip!”

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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

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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”!

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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”!

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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”!

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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 Its Head,” and don’t forget to check back every week for something new!

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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 scoundrels and thieves. Most of the men were too lazy to work, yet Dogpatch women were desperate enough to chase them. One preferred to live with hogs. Those who farmed their “tarnip” crop watched turnip termites descend every year, locust-like, to devour the crop. In the midst of the Great Depression, lowly Dogpatch allowed the most hard-up Americans to laugh at yokels worse off than they were. In Al Capp’s own words Dogpatch was “an average stone-age community” nestled in a bleak valley, between two cheap and uninteresting hills, somewhere. To old friends, the denizens of Dogpatch will be old friends. To strangers, however, they will probably be strangers.

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Dogpatch U.S.A., once located between Jasper and Harrison, Arkansas, Dogpatch, U.S.A. mirrored the hillbilly town made famous in Al Capp’s comic strip, Li’l Abner. At Dogpatch, U.S.A, visitors could meet their favorite characters, enjoy numerous rides, and take in the scenery of the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Whether exploring “Dogpatch Cave,” the hideout of Hairless Joe and Lonesome Polecat, riding the rails across the Bottomless Canyon, or Trout Fishin’ in Bluff Spring, Li’l Abner fans experienced the daily life of a “Dogpatcher.”

Dogpatch, U.S.A. closed in the mid-1990s. Currently, there are no plans to reopen it.