Bill Griffith: Are We Having Fun Yet?

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Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith talks about his career in underground comics with S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures
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Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith talks about his career in underground comics with S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures
Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith recounts his long career from underground comics to graphic memoirs

 

Bill Griffith's remarkable 50-year career as an artist runs the gamut from alternative comics to graphic novels to such pop-culture oddities as Wacky Packages trading cards.

Best known as the creator of the satirical daily newspaper comic Zippy the Pinhead, Griffith has also tackled family secrets in his graphic memoir Invisible Ink: My Mother's Secret Love Affair with a Famous Cartoonist and the history of the circus sideshow in Nobody's Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead.

S.W. Conser sits down with Griffith to find out about the challenges of being an independent voice in the comics industry as well as the multiple attempts to bring Zippy the Pinhead to the big screen.

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