Zippy Stories

Zippy Stories Robin Williams calls Zippy a word processor with dyslexia And if that makes any sense to you you ll love this book If you ve seen Zippy in the newspaper and can t make heads or tails of it trust me

  • Title: Zippy Stories
  • Author: Bill Griffith
  • ISBN: 9780867193251
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • Robin Williams calls Zippy a word processor with dyslexia And if that makes any sense to you, you ll love this book If you ve seen Zippy in the newspaper and can t make heads or tails of it, trust me It reads better in large doses This first Zippy book collects material from 1974 to 1985.

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    1. I was sort of done with Zippy's dada-ist non-sequiturs the moment I saw them. Some of it is drawn quite well and there are occasional transcendent moments, but over all it was like, "yeah, I get it", page after page after page.

    2. When I read this when I was 23 years ago, I had a couple of at least minutes-long bouts of uncontrollable laughter. Most of the pieces are very short. Many of them are reprints of a Zippy newspaper strip Griffith was running. Zippy's brother, who dressed like Nixon and had many of Nixon's attitudes, appears to me to have organized and led today's Donald Trump presidential campaign. The only clunker in the book is a lengthy, elaborate narrative graphic story narrative in which the Z-Man gets invo [...]

    3. O absurdismo dadaísta de Alfred Jarry, a inversão da busca de sentido pelo non-sense verbal, jogos de palavras surrealistas que embaralham ideias e uma busca do absurdo pela remistura da iconografia pop são os elementos a partir dos quais se constrói Zippy. Clássico dos comics underground dos anos 60, Zippy é uma personagem absurda, reflexo das glossolalias interiores de cada um, criatura espelho de uma sociedade cuja eterna busca por rumos oculta a sua falta de sentido. Se as tiras do per [...]

    4. I had several collections of Zippy back in the mid to late 80s, and honestly I can't remember which ones so I just checking off a few here. Zippy was different. It was bizarro humor but never off-putting. I loved Zippy. He showed me another world and kind of winked and told me it was okay.

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