Andy Capp

On 5 August 1957, a new comic character created by Reg Smythe debuted in the local Manchester edition of the Daily Mirror: Andy Capp. The success is immediate: Andy conquers England and, progressively, spreads throughout the world. Andy is the typical representative of the English working class - even if he never works and is deliberately unemployed - whose life passes slowly in the suburbs between the house, the factories, the pub and the football matches...