The Press: Die Monstersinger

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Al Capp, the cartoonist-creator of Li'l Abner, probably has a sharper eye for slobs, monsters, hags and fiends than anyone alive. This means that his eye is very sharp indeed, for the modern slob seldom slobbers and in the 20th Century even monsters are apt to use both Vitalis and Zip, grease themselves liberally with Mum or Dew, and consult a dentist twice a year. Capp is not fooled. At times, in fact, he seems to suspect that the world is peopled exclusively by bloated big businessmen, brainless editors, venal politicians, sadistic...