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Week 4: Madd Capp


Category: Read this Comic


I was always fond of this strip.  First, I always liked this single-panel gag, especially since I was a pretty big Jack Daniels fan back in 2003.  Second, I had gotten ahold of the book “Draw 50 Famous Cartoons” by Lee J. Ames, and was eager to try and build a strip around Andy Capp.  In the pantheon of benign daily newspaper comic-strip characters, his penchant for getting drunk and threatening his wife always seemed weirdly out-of-place to me.

Plus, is it me, or do the penguins look huge compared to the tub in the strip?