Andy Capp -A kids cartoon about a drunk who avoids his wide in bars and smokes like a freight chain - gotta love the 70's. The World of Andy Capp has uploaded photos to Flickr. Andy Capp Jack and I used to laugh at this comic. Today we'll see the rest of them. First off is Jack Dunkley's The Larks.
Andy Capp was a product of the s - an era when newspapers dominated and domestic violence was still a mainstream source of humour. Why, almost 60 years after he first appeared in the Daily Mirror, is a layabout lout from north-east England still popular? Homer Simpson called him a "wife-beating drunk" while his creator Reg Smythe said he was a "horrible little man". Yet the stereotypical, flat cap-wearing northerner from Hartlepool has clocked up more than 20, cartoon strips in newspapers around the world since - and is still going strong. Although his ability to shirk work remains unaltered, Andy has had to change to suit society, says Nick Hiley, of the British Cartoon Archive. It has more than 2, Andy Capp sketches from his first 10 years in the Daily Mirror - a shocking of which contain examples of domestic violence. The first strip in the first Andy Capp album is him saying how one of his pleasures is beating up [his wife] Flo.
The Gumps is a comic strip about a middle-class family. It was created by Sidney Smith in , launching a year run in newspapers from February 12, , until October 17, According to a issue of Life , The Gumps was inspired by Andy Wheat, a real-life person Smith met through his brother. Louis, Mississippi , Andy Wheat acquired his unusual physiognomy as the result of an infection following the extraction of a tooth, which eventually necessitated the removal of his entire lower jaw. Through Dr.
His entire unemployed life transpires between the neighborhood pub and the couch in the living room at home where he sleeps off his indulgence. In his occasional active moments, he sometimes beats his wife, whose strength of character makes her the real star of the strip. In short, there is nothing likable about Andy Capp—and certainly nothing admirable. To Americans, judging by the values they say they live by, Andy Capp represents everything they are taught from infancy to eschew energetically wherever possible.