Friday, December 16, 2016

Zippy and Pinhead



I can't honestly day I always got the humor, but there was something about the Zippy the Pinhead cartoon that always kept me coming back.  I liked the artwork by Bill Griffith, and the whole affair was just so weird.  It definitely stood out among all of the more traditional comic strips in the paper.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Personally, I never heard of Zippy before WOTI #1. Was he a contemporary of Outcault's Yellow Kid?

John Platt said...

Genius combination.

Dr. OTR said...

It's still running, isn't it? You speak of it in the past tense. I thought it was still around.

Alaric Shapli said...

Another brilliant idea! (Anonymous, Zippy originated in underground comics in the '70s. His image was sometimes used in the early Punk Rock movement.)

Anonymous said...

Only in the pages of WAR OF THE INDEPENDENTS (as unpredictably published by Red Anvil Comics).

Simreeve said...

I only know of Zippy from a reference or two in Clonezone's adventures.

Still, how about a meeting between him and Ziggy Stardust?

Bob K said...

Check out the earlier Zippy collections. I enjoy the newspaper strips but loved the underground comics. Not for everyone but recommended if you like absurdist humor.

John Small said...

Frankly this is one I could have done without... no offense intended, just not my cup of tea.

Mark Baldridge said...

it is still in vibrant running

Mark Baldridge said...

http://zippythepinhead.com
i get the daily stip in a daily email. i like your Krumb, your Maus - Griffy is doin it every day, tho, yo!

Cary Comic said...

Creeps me out.

Bob Buethe said...

Zippy's more like a contemporary of R. Crumb than R. Outcault.

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