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Li’l Abner Comic Strip Debuts

Li’l Abner Comic Strip Debuts

Aug 13, 2012

On August 13, 1934 the comic strip Li’l Abner would begin a run of 43 years. The strip was a satire featuring hillbillies living in Dogpatch, Kentucky. It’s confessed fans included Charlie Chaplin, Al Hirschfeld, Harpo Marx, Shel Silverstein, and reportedly Queen Elizabeth. The primary characters of the strip were Li’l Abner Yokum, his wife...