Bill Griffith - Quotes

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Everybody that loves Nancy loves it in a slightly condescending way. Nancy is comics reduced to their most elemental level. ---->>>

Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity. ---->>>

A full, rich drawing style is a drawback. ---->>>

I just became one with my browser software.

I just became one with my browser software.

Are we having fun yet? ---->>>

Everyone says how Calvin and Hobbes is about a real kid, to me there's nothing real about it; it's an adult using a kid's body as a mouthpiece. ---->>>

I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork. ---->>>

I hate Calvin and Hobbes. I think its a big re-hash of formula kid strips. ---->>>

Comics is a language. It's a language most people understand intuitively. ---->>>

Frivolity is a stern taskmaster. ---->>>

I think Zippy is part of me, but I'm not Zippy. ---->>>

If something is going on in my life, it winds up getting into my strip. ---->>>

Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America. ---->>>

Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist, but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty developed comic strip character. ---->>>

The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop culture is that they kind of like it light. ---->>>

When I was an art student in the early 60's before the acid scene began I was smoking pot just like anyone else who was an artist. ---->>>

Zippy accepts chaos as what it is, which is the real order of everything. ---->>>

But now with technology I could sit down and do a bunch of character drawings and scan them into a computer, and the computer using my exact style could bring it into life, where it would have been edited by various human beings before. ---->>>

Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor for the way we get our doses of reality these days. ---->>>

Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr. ---->>>

Well, I've done a lot of strips since I've been here about Zippy and me being in Connecticut. ---->>>

I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer. ---->>>

I had a very diametrically opposite set of parents. ---->>>

Mike Judge, who I've become friends with over the years never took himself seriously as an artist. ---->>>

My first character was Mr. Toad. ---->>>

Yes, but personally I was never a big acid head. ---->>>

I always thought of Levittown as a joke. ---->>>

Zippy is living in the moment. ---->>>

She encouraged any artistic impulse I had, and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had. They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister. ---->>>

I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art, if that's what you'd call it for eight years in New York, until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other. ---->>>

What I do is draw but if you make an animated feature obviously it takes a whole team of people, and Zippy is my work. I felt that turning it over to a team of people would be wrong. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 01-20, 1944
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Cartoonist

William Henry Jackson "Bill" Griffith (born January 20, 1944) is an American cartoonist who signs his work Bill Griffith and Griffy. He is best known for his daily comic strip Zippy. The popular catchphrase "Are we having fun yet?" is credited to Griffith.(wikipedia)