Connect the Polka Dots: Zippy the Pinhead comic strips by Bill Griffith

Books — Doctor Ninja on February 16, 2007 at 4:59 am

I left this book in the bathroom and now it is missing. Either “A”, it jumped down the toilet, “B” was “borrowed” by one of my roommates, or “C”. It was probably “C”. Speaking of “C” I’ve also noticed the disappearance of another cultural icon (yes, Zippy is a cultural icon) from the consumer paradise we call earth…Coke Black. I’ve never tasted this bubbly beverage but I am told it is a mixture of Coca-Cola and coffee grounds in a can. Some love it, some hate it. Zippy’s pal Griffy would probably hate it. Zippy however does not see the world in black and coke. He is a Zen master who asks us the question “Are we having fun yet?” while sporting his signature polka dot muumuu. He is also black and white and read all over, syndicated by King Features since 1986. As for Coke Black, it’s possible that Zippy drank them all. As for my copy of “Connect the Polka Dots”, I shall continue to look in my toilet bowl. A fool who persists in his folly becomes wise. Seek Zippy and ye shall find!

160-page color (48 pp.) and B&W 8 1/2 x 9 paperback $18.95 http://www.fantagraphics.com

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