The Info List - Elliott Caplin

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Elliot Caplin (December 25, 1913 - February 20, 2000) was a comic strip writer best known as the co-creator (with Stan Drake) of The Heart of Juliet Jones. His name is sometimes spelled with one extra letter: Elliott A. Caplin. He was the younger brother of Al Capp, creator of Li'l Abner.[2]


1 Biography

1.1 Theater

2 Personal life and death 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Caplin graduated from Ohio State University in 1936. Beginning in 1937, he was employed as a writer for King Features Syndicate. He entered the comic book field as editor of True Comics for the Parents Magazine
Parents Magazine
Institute. By 1940, he was an editorial director with the magazine Parents, leaving during World War II to serve with the Navy in the South Pacific. In the post-World War II years, he returned to Parents, continuing as an editor there until 1948.[3] Caplin co-created the strips Dr. Bobbs, Peter Scratch, and Big Ben Bolt, and served as writer for strips by others, including Abbie an' Slats, Long Sam, and Little Orphan Annie. He founded the comic book publisher Toby Press, which operated from 1949 to 1955.[4] Theater[edit] In the early 1970s, Caplin wrote Meegan’s Game, a play about arrested adolescence. Directed by Paul E. Davis, it had a 1974 workshop production for several weekends at the Cricket Theatre on Second Avenue in an effort to interest potential backers. The play was eventually produced in 1982. Among his many other plays are A Nickel for Picasso, a fictionalized account of his brother losing his leg. He also wrote a book about his brother, Al Capp
Al Capp
Remembered. Personal life and death[edit] Caplin lived in Larchmont, New York, with his wife Ruth and their three children, Donald, Joan and Toby. He died in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in 2000. References[edit]

^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKRG-Z3B : accessed 12 Mar 2013), Elliott Caplin, 20 February 2000. ^ Caplin, Elliott. Al Capp
Al Capp
Remembered. Bowling Green University Press, 1994. ^ National Cartoonists Society ^ Benton, Mike. The Comic Book in America: An Illustrated History. Dallas: Taylor Publishing, 1989, p. 148. ISBN 0-87833-659-1

External links[edit]

Al Capp
Al Capp
Remembered by Elliott Caplin (Bowling Green University Press, 1994)

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Al Capp's Li'l Abner

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Adaptations and spin-offs

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 306340097 LCCN: n85142113 GND: 1027643248 SNAC: w63n2hzt

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