Al Capp, 1909-1979, American, cartoonist, satiric, comic strip, Li'l Abner, comic strips, Abbie and Slats, Long Sam, 1947 National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award, 1979 Elzie Segar Award, Born Alfred Gerald Caplin, Jewish heritage, lost right leg, trolley accident, Mister Gilfeather, married, Catherine Wingate Cameron, left her, Joe Palooka, Li'l Abner Yokum, Sadie Hawkins Day, Mary Worm, Hal Rapp, spoofing counterculture icons, mocking, making fun of, Dogpatch USA, Marble Falls, attempted adultery, sexually harassed, sexual harassment, emphysema, popular speaker, prosthetic satire, comedy, political, cartoon, cartoons

Al Capp denies his character "Joanie Phoanie" looks like Joan Baez

Cartoonist Al Capp said on January 11, 1967 in Boston that if folksinger Joan Baez can prove that the character “Joanie Phoanie” (held by Capp) in his Lil Abner strip resembles her, “I feel sorry for her.” Miss Baez said in Honolulu on January 9, 1967, that she probably will go to court to get the character eliminated from the strip unless her attorney can obtain a retraction from Capp. (UPI Photo/Files)

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