The Press: Capp v. Fisher (Contd.)

After years of noisy sparring, feuding Cartoonists Ham (Joe Palooka) Fisher and Al (Li'l Abner) Capp knocked each other out of the ring last week. In New York Cartoonist Fisher was suspended from the 325-member National Cartoonists Society "for conduct unbecoming a member." The society's Ethics Committee accused Fisher of using "altered, tampered-with and . . . not a true reproduction" of Capp's cartoons in an effort to prove Capp slipped pornography into his drawings. Meanwhile, in Boston, Al Capp withdrew as a stockholder in the Massachusetts Bay Telecasters. Capp, who was confronted with the charge of pornography before the Federal...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


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

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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