Monday, September 06, 2010

Andy Capp statue. I took a trip today to see a bronze tribute to that great northern cartoon character Andy Capp. The five foot high statue is situated outside a pub named The Harbour of Refuge in Hartlepool.

Capp's creator, Reg Smyth, lived in Hartlepool though his strips (in print since 1957) have been translated all over the world. Apparently in Germany Capp is called Willi Wakker and in France Andre Chapeau.

Some photos from todays trip above and also a classic strip and two early book collection covers for good measure.

1 comment:

OlmanFeelyus said...

Wow! Even crazier is that it seems Andy Capp was also "translated" for the North American audience, because when I read him in the funnies growing up, he never had an accent at all. I guess I should have guessed with his plaid cap and all.