Re: RARA-AVIS: joe btfsplk

From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 19 Mar 2002

Thomas Bauduret:
> >
> Nope, I guess I just put a note inside, calling it a comics character from
> Lil'Abner or something. You know, us translators are supposed to avoir
> footnotesS
> I guess I read only the early stages of Lil'Abner, but quite enjoyed it,
> well as the original Popeye < though there are things lost in
If you consider Li'l Abner contributed to noir with the introduction of Joe Btfsplk and shmoos, hard boiled with Fearless Fosdick and Lower Slobbovia--what environment is more hard boiled than that--fantasy/horror with Evil Eye Fliegel, and women's lib with Sadie Hawkins' Day, the early strip seems essential to many genres. Mark

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