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! Not since Rabelais or Twain has down-to-earth humor packed such a profound, and at the same time sublime, punch! 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. 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