The Press: Inhuman Man

In the middlebrow Atlantic Monthly, the highbrows' lowbrow Cartoonist Al Capp confessed last week to a secret ambition—"to get published in something that won't be used to wrap fish in the next morning. And so, the other day, I was Writing a book." Its title: I Remember Monster. ("The first part" explained Al "is a memoir of my early days as assistant to a well-known cartoonist.") Under its tomfoolishness, Capp's article in the February issue of the Atlantic (cover by Capp) was a perceptive essay on Charlie Chaplin,

Al Capp and what makes people laugh.

"All comedy is based on man's delight in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!