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Zippy: Ding Dong Daddy
     

Zippy: Ding Dong Daddy

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by Bill Griffith
 

Dingburg stories, plus God and Joan Rivers in an extra-long Zippy collection.
In Zippy’s latest collection of daily and color strips (with additional pages!), the tour of “Dingburg” continues; we drop in on dozens of Dingburgers and observe them in their natural habitat. The city “inhabited entirely by pinheads” can be seen as a

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Dingburg stories, plus God and Joan Rivers in an extra-long Zippy collection.
In Zippy’s latest collection of daily and color strips (with additional pages!), the tour of “Dingburg” continues; we drop in on dozens of Dingburgers and observe them in their natural habitat. The city “inhabited entirely by pinheads” can be seen as a metaphor for the world we live in today — or not.
In any event, we watch as Zippy and his fellow Dingburg residents hunt and bag “Speedy Alka Seltzer,” hear voices in their refrigerators, become addicted to Riboflavin, enjoy fondling newsprint, believe that “wahoo bark” attracts the opposite sex, and worship Joan Rivers.
There’s also the extended series in which Zippy has a long (and donut-based) conversation with God and another in which we meet a pinhead poet who bears a striking resemblance to Charles Bukowski. Are we having fun yet?

Editorial Reviews

Time
“No other strip challenges the reader in such a smart way.”
Entertainment Weekly
“In two decades, Bill Griffith’s Zippy the Pinhead has been transformed from a one-shot gag into the idiot savant of our whirling consumer culture... Griffy’s tirades against advertising, truckers’ caps, and Bruce Springsteen are hilarious, but he’d be just another elitist snotball without Zippy’s cut-and-paste giddiness. Together they’re irresistible: the good cop/bad cop of surrealist social criticism... Zippy’s not the biggest fool this country has — we elect those — but he is our best.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606993897
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
10/18/2010
Series:
Zippy the Pinhead Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Bill Griffith is the artist behind the legendary weekly comic Zippy. Griffith's prolific output has been included in such publications as the Village Voice, National Lampoon, and the New Yorker. Along with Art Spiegelman, Griffith co-founded the influential anthology Arcade and is credited for coining the popular phrase, "Are we Having Fun Yet?" He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife, the cartoonist Diane Noomin.

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Zippy: Ding Dong Daddy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
phorkyadacropolis More than 1 year ago
I used to read Zippy regularly when living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he was as much a part of that scene for me as the Holden Gate Bridge. I hadn't had any contact until recently I subscribed to daily Zippy strips by email, and when I saw this book, I thought why not? Filled with the typical surreal thoughts and oblique references to taco sauce, I felt immersed back in Zippy's world. A few Keanu Reeves' "whoa" like moments, some laugh out loud moments, and always a celebration of everything Zippy.