Zippy: The Dingburg Diaries

Zippy: The Dingburg Diaries

by Bill Griffith

Paperback

$29.99

Overview

Collects a full two-and-a-half years of the cult comic strip, with “extras.”


Comprising a full two and a half years’ worth of dailies and full-color Sundays, The Dingburg Diaries is the third Zippy book featuring tales of “Dingburg, the City Inhabited Entirely by Pinheads”—Zippy’s home town. There’s even a long series of “Historical Dingburg” strips, chronicling the pinhead population through the years, from 1840, when Dingburg’s “Town Fool” accidentally invented disco, to 1958 when Dingburg Beatniks flourished in the town’s Bohemian neighborhood. Like, Yowl, man. God also has his own chapter (and verse). In the guise of a clip art “author ity figure,” he dispenses unwanted advice and conditional love upon the citizens of Dingburg. His tendency to cross-dress reaches new heights when he appears in a performance of “Swine Lake,” wearing a tutu. Sacrilegious, yet sensitive. There are large chunks of Mr. The Toad, Zerbina, Little Zippy and the rest of Griffith’s cast of characters throughout this expanded collection. Published in a larger 8” by 10” format, The Dingburg Diaries also features a big color section, showcasing Griffith’s inventive palette. There are parodies of the paintings of Edward Hopper and Film Noir, and “Griffy’s Top Ten List On Comics and Their Creation” a semi-serious mini-tutorial on everything (well, ten things) he’s learned in over forty years at the drawing board.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606996416
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 07/05/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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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