The Life and Legacy of Al Capp

Denis Kitchen and Michael Schumacher are smart, thoughtful guys who know a lot about comics and it was a great treat to talk with them about their new project, a biography of Al Capp. Before reading the book, I knew a little about Al Capp, but to read the story of his life is incredible. He grew up poor, became rich and famous, was at the top of his profession, could be incredibly kind and generous, but he was also cruel, petty, at times sadistic even. His downfall and his dark side was so dark, that it manages to overshadow what he did accomplish. Capp is a guy who's impossible to love but hard to dismiss.

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