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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
The pre-1960s Li'l Abner is usually better written and just as well drawn. This is good late period Capp, but the sexism and racism sure wouldn't fly today.
The sexism and racism is plenty satirical here. The problem with Capp is that you couldn't always tell. I remember watching him on the Johnny Carson show a number of times, and he was enough of a showman to be offensive on purpose, much as the shock jocks do today. The way he would laugh at his own jokes was grating on the nerves.
Frank Frazetta was one of the artists that drew L'il Abner.
This may be one of his. Yet i think it was the 1950s Frank did Abner. If I remember correctly Frank was not fond of Al.
When Al became a celeb he had others draw his strip.
Quite a few of great artists and some very good critics, too, love Al Capp. I just never could get it. Sorry.
I really like how he drew his female characters, especially Long Sam and Moonbeam McSwine.
I think Long Sam was drawn by Bob Lubbers and ostensibly written by Al Capp. But yes, Moonbeam did shine.
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