Sunday, February 20, 2011
Sunday Funnies: ZIPPY
ZIPPY THE PINHEAD is a character that suffers from Microcephaly. He first appeared in in Real Pulp Comix #1 in March 1971.
In the intervening years, he was a regular character in HIGH TIMES Magazine, and had quite a few other regular appearances in some other underground and/or counterculture publications.
Currently, the strip is syndicated in a very few (100 + or - a few) newspapers, but still maintains a fairly active cult following.
Here's a brief overview of what you can expect from the strip:
by Bill Griffith
from ZIPPY QUARTERLY #1, January, 1993
Totally 'stream-of-thought' Sunday strips:
Off-model comedy strips:
Weird art experiments:
Surprise guest appearances by golden-age comix characters:
Even more alternative art experiments:
Believe it or not, tho'... Mr. Griffith based these characters on real people?!?:
Sometimes, Griffy tries to be like Art Spiegelman, Marjane Satrapi, or Joe Sacco and tells a few autobiographical details about himself:
But then he goes right back into being weird again:
His 'weirdness' does pay off when he stretches way beyond the limits of the medium of newspaper comics and takes his strip beyond the accepted norm:
Bill does know his 'golden-age' sensibilities very well; as witnessed in this story arc:
- THE BEAGLE BOYS
- Sunday Funnies: GOLDEN AGE BATMAN
- FIRST IMPRESSIONS, DEAPOOL STYLE
- Hot Stuff Meets His Worst Enemy
- The Two Ton Superman
- MORE PATSY AND HEDY
- Sunday Funnies: ZIPPY
- PATSY AND HEDY
- Superheroes That Time Forgot: CAPTAIN NICE
- CLAIRE DE NUIT (BETTY BY NIGHT)
- The Batman In Canada
- The St. Valentine's Day Plasterer
- Sunday Funnies: ANDY CAPP
- Deadpool Karaoke
- Richie Rich And The Expert
- Meet Buddy Bradley...
- THE SPIRIT JAM
- Can you tell me how to get to......
- Sunday Funnies: ZIGGY
- FREE BATMAN!
- FAMOUS FIRST APPEARANCE: The Joker
- FAMOUS FIRST APPEARANCE: Patsy Walker
- FAMOUS FIRST APPEARANCE: The Mysterious Mister Myx...
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