Thursday, August 26, 2004

Uncle Future Was Right is just finishing up the famous Li'l Abner story that I mentioned before. The last two strips, which provide an opportunity to take one last shot at the comic-strip cliches he's been satirizing throughout the story, are here and here.

Another famous bit of Capp meta-humor is in the actual wedding strip, where Mammy Yokum alludes to the incredible publicity that the story was getting: "At last our dreams, and the dreams o' billyuns of other decent people, has come true." And in this strip, Capp takes aim at one of his favorite targets, the unfairness of giving a comic-strip creator no rights in his own work:

Sure, boss! Your word is law! You own the strip, and all I've ever done was originate it and draw it all my life!

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