Bill Griffith's Zippy the Pinhead rose to prominence in San Francisco, going from a Bay Area countercultural favourite to an international icon when Griffith's hometown paper, The San Francisco Examiner, asked Griffith to turn this weekly into a syndicated daily.
"Philosophically, Zippy's like an evolutionarity perfect combination of Wittgenstein, Marshall McLuhan, and Alfred E. Neuman." Griffith has achieved immortality. -- Herb Caen The smartest, funniest, most culturally forward-looking syndicated feature in American newspapers...celebrate this wonderful bundle of the stuff. Griffith has achieved immortality.--Herb Caen Griffith has achieved immortality. --Herb Caen Griffith has achieved immortality. --Herb Caen" Zippy is the ultimate amalgamation of the insane, the absurd and the hilarious. " Zippy is the best comic strip being drawn in America. --R. Crumb" Totally wigged-out, oddly endearing, off-the-wall hysterical! The third annual gathering of the strangest and, for many, most delightful newspaper comic since "Krazy Kat."--Ray Olson (02/01/2003) [...] This is a strip that thrives on the mix between the real and the unreal. Not since Rabelais or Twain has down-to-earth humor packed such a profound, and at the same time sublime, punch! Zippy is the best comic strip being drawn in America. --R. Crumb Zippy is the ultimate amalgamation of the insane, the absurd and the hilarious.