Short Life and Happy Times of

Short Life and Happy Times of

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More than fifty years ago, America was taken by storm when Al Capp introduced the Shmoo in his comic strip "Li'l Abner." The adorable squash-shaped character was so popular it immediately spawned the largest merchandising craze in the nation's history. In the words of "Life" magazine, the nation was "Shmoo-struck." "The Short Life" and "Happy Times of the Shmoo" collects, for the first time in one volume, Capp's essential comic strips about the Shmoo. This is Al Capp and his incisive social criticism at its best.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 143 pages
  • 186 x 230 x 12mm | 340.19g
  • Overlook Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585674621
  • 9781585674626
  • 1,247,231

Review quote

"From the more recent dustbins of history come Al Capp's delightful little blubbery things known as Shmoos . . . it's been a long time since the funny pages took us on anything like this joyous and smart journey of social discourse."show more

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55 ratings
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