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Q: Cartoon History ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Cartoon History
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Comics and Animation
Asked by: mcmel-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 25 May 2002 19:29 PDT
Expires: 01 Jun 2002 19:29 PDT
Question ID: 18105
Question #1: What is the name of the Cartoon Character that had a
black cloud over its head all the time? I have not seen this cartoon
in the daily papers in 40 or 50 years.

Question #2: What is the name of the Cartoon Strip that the character
with the black cloud over its head acted in?

Many thanks for your help. Mel Kimmel
Subject: Re: Cartoon History
Answered By: websearcher-ga on 25 May 2002 20:01 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi mcmel:

I believe the character you are thinking of is Joe Bfstplk, from the
famous "L'il Abner" comic strip by Al Capp. Joe was constantly
followed by his own rain cloud.

L'il Abner ran from 1934 to 1977. 

There is an *excellent* biography of Al Capp (1909 - 1979), along with
pictures and descriptions of all the L'il Abner characters (including
Mr. Bfstplk) at:

Hope this helps you revisit old days! 

mcmel-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
websearcher-ga you did a super job in answering my Question ID:18105.
Thank you
a bunch. I'm sorry I took so long to find where your answer was
posted. Cheers to all at Google.

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