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However. Zippy remains as-yet unfilmed. 1971) in a story entitled. so I wonder what’s up with that. Zippy made his first appearance in Real Pulp Comix #1 (March. Also on hand are Shelf-Life. Griffith came heartbreakingly close to getting Zippy on TV as an animated series. cloth dolls and books. here’s a little bit of background.S. the obnoxious and hypermanipulative Mr. too intelligent. Griffith’s cranially-challenged idiot savant finally broke through to the mainstream media when he began appearing in The San Francisco Examiner in 1985. a town entirely populated by pinheads. Zippy now runs in 200 papers all over the U.com This Issue: Pinheads! Blasphemy! Plus—The Absolute King of the Serials! “Are we having fun yet?” Anyway. Despite the fact that most readers of the mainstream funny pages don’t really “get” Zippy’s special brand of humor and social commentary. and his depressed. which had a short run in Baltimore. who decidedly do “get” Zippy. his children Fuelrod and Meltdown. there have been rumblings about a Zippy movie for several decades (including a live action one that would have starred showbiz whack job Randy Quaid as Zippy. Questions of political correctness aside. Griffy. Zippy’s most frequent interlocutor is there. Ding Dong Daddy (Fantagraphics Books. remain ever-hopeful that one day there will be a cinematic pinhead epic that’s as funny. bizarre roadside attractions. Rip Off Press soon syndicated the strip nationally in underground papers all over the U. I mean if you really like pinheads. adults and children. and may in fact be unfilmable. Still. and surpassingly strange as Griffith’s strip has been since its inception.S. the Zippy strip is the source of the oft-quoted catch-phrase. God Himself. Oddly enough. following appearances in Yow! and other underground titles. The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco mounted a show of Griffith’s work. Zippy’s hordes of obsessed fans. “Zippy and Beyond: A Pinhead’s Progress” in 1999. It’s got the usual quota of non-sequiturs. Boy. pop culture references. black-clad I 6 HEAVY METAL . Since then.C. so he developed Zippy into a recurring character that was picked up as a weekly one-tier black and white strip in the famous counterculture paper. then there’s a new book that you simply must add to your library. and is self-syndicated by Griffith to a number of college and underground newspapers. Ringgenberg REACHABLE AT scr555 @ hotmail. If you’re already a fan. even African-American pinheads. Ding Dong Daddy from Dingburg is the latest collection of Zippy the Pinhead strips from creator Bill Griffith. We can only hope that this longed-for filmic masterpiece will come to pass eventually. and the Almighty.” Griffith realized he was on to something with this pinhead. 2010) includes both daily and Sunday strips from the last two years and there’s a nice color section of the Sunday strips that allow Zippy to really spread his wings and get truly bizarre. talk about a match made in casting heaven!) Oh. and in case you didn’t know. as well as supporting players like Zerbina. Griffith has gotten his share of pop culture accolades over the years. including T-shirts. there’s been a small flood of Zippy merchandise. insightful. and off-the-wall philosophical musings that Zippy fans have come to expect in the 30+ years Griffith has been writing and drawing the strip. Of course. Toad (one of Griffith’s earliest underground creations). and too darned bizarre to make it onto the big screen. calendars. this book finds Zippy in rare form. However.. I especially liked all the strips where Zippy is communing with the many kitschy and downright weird roadside attractions that Griffith finds so fascinating. creator Griffith’s cartoon alter ego. Zippy’s spouse. I have yet see any Hispanic or Asian pinheads rubbing elbows with Zippy. you’ll love this new collection. of course. disembodied head of an old white guy. The Berkley Barb in 1976. “I Gave My Heart to a Pinhead and He Made a Fool Out of Me. in the late 90s. DOSSIER IS WRITTEN BY S. Griffith’s colleagues in the National Cartoonists Society nominated Zippy for Best Newspaper Strip in 2007. and was then picked up by King Features Syndicate in 1986. his media-obsessed cohort. in the form of a giant. If you’re not afraid to dip into Zippy’s unique f you like pinheads. To you Metal-Heads who are unacquainted with the origin of American’s favorite microcephalic. the loserish redneck Claude Funston. The fact is Griffith’s comic strip may just be too esoteric. entitled. Late last year saw the premiere of Zippy the Musical. after years of production work.DOSSIER brother Lippy. what’s really interesting about this latest compilation is that most of the daily and Sunday strips take place in Dingburg. male and female.
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LIEUTENANT. I’M LISTENING! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY IN YOUR DEFENSE?... LOCK ‘EM UP! GET DOWN THERE...YOU TWO WILL REMAIN CONFINED ON BOARD DURING OUR STOP AT PORT XARNATH! HEAVY METAL 27 .. YOU TWO! FAIR ENOUGH..Tao B ang by Daniel Pecqueur... Olivier Vatine. Fred Blanchard and Didier Cassegrain ALL RIGHT. MMM! MMM! .HERE IS WHAT I CALL A TELLING SILENCE!.
.SEE MY FRIEND. ..... I DON’T KNOW WHAT’LL HAPPEN TO US NOW.. . KESH! WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA YOU HAD!... THIS TYRANT HAS GOOD TASTE! ANYWAY.IT TAUGHT ME TO NEVER LEAVE ANYTHING TO CHANCE! 28 HEAVY METAL . WE SHOULD’VE NEVER STOLEN THAT HOOCH BARREL! I WAS NEVER FOR IT IN THE FIRST PLACE! DIDN’T STOP YOU FROM DRINKING THREE-QUARTERS OF IT! MAYBE.. BUT I DIDN’T KNOW IT BELONGED TO THE VINTAGE BATCH INTENDED FOR THE SHEIK! A NECTAR FROM ANOTHER WORLD..BUT WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! HA! HERE IT IS! OUCH!! . I SPENT HALF OF MY LIFE DOWN IN THE HOLD..WELL DONE....
.......AND I DON’T THINK HE WOULD ALLOW HIS SHIP’S MEN TO FOOL AROUND AT ONE OF HIS RIVALS! AH.. THE DRAGON SHEIK.DAME ELLORA! DAME ELLORA! HM.. I THOUGHT BUSINESS WAS GONNA PICK UP! . DANG.ADINATH.. YOU’D SEE THAT THIS SHIP BELONGS TO AD ARPHAX’S FLEET.TSSS!.. MY DARLING..SHOULD I ASK THE GIRLS TO GET READY? TSSS!. A SHIP JUST DOCKED AT THE PORT!.. IF YOU WERE PAYING ANY ATTENTION TO ITS ARMS. ..
THE SHEIK WANTS TO SEE YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! LIEUTENANT.HAVE A SEAT. SO. MY FRIEND.SPEAKING OF FONDNESS: HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF MY ORDER? TO BE HONEST. MY LORD! PERFECT... ...... MY LORD. UNLOAD THE REST OF THE SHIPMENT WHILE I’M GONE! COME IN..A FONDNESS I SHARE WITH THEM MYSELF!.. LIE! 30 HEAVY METAL ...WHAT ARE YOU BRINGING ME BACK FROM YOUR TRAVELS IN THE ORIENT? ENOUGH PALM WINE AND OTHER LIQUORS TO FILL UP THE CELLARS OF THE SEVENTH CIRCLE UNTIL THE NEXT SEASON.. ..... PRODUCTION WAS DISASTROUS THIS YEAR AND I COULDN’T FIND WHAT YOU ASKED FOR. MY CLIENTS LOVE THESE EXOTIC BEVERAGES.CAPTAIN.
. YOU MUST KNOW THAT I SENT THE CULPRITS TO THE HOLD. …UP TO ME TO DECIDE OF THEIR FATE. SINCE YOU HEARD OF THIS PETTY THEFT. LIEUTENANT! ?! HEAVY METAL 31 . “CAPTAIN”… ON ORDERS OF THE SHEIK..…LAUDABLE LIE I MUST ADMIT. I MEANT TO SAY. …BUT A LIE NONETHELESS! …AND OF YOURS!! I APOLOGIZE... MY LORD! IT IS UP TO ME TO DECIDE OF THE CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.. YOU’VE JUST BEEN PROMOTED!. CAPTAIN.... SINCE YOU ARE TRYING TO SAVE ONE OF YOUR SAILORS FROM HIS DESERVED PUNISHMENT.
…I CAME TO PICK UP THE PRISONERS! FOR KERNOK’S SAKE! THIS DAMN KEY BROKE IN THE LOCK! SHHH…I HEAR SOME STEPS… GIMME THE BOARD! HURRY UP! 32 HEAVY METAL .
.?! DON’T MAKE ME HURT YOU. …COME ON! GET OUT! OOPS.. …GUN POWDER!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING? HE’S ALONE AND WE CAN TAKE HIM. OLD MAN! THE SHEIK HATES HAVING TO TORTURE PUNY PRISONERS! …GET OUT OF THERE NICELY! AHEM… KESH.. I SUGEST WE OBEY THE OFFICER.. ?? ?! SHUT UP AND MOVE!! HEAVY METAL 33 ...
LOOKS LIKE A MUTINY! AND RIGHT UNDER AD ARPHAX’S NOSE.. HELP ME.. …OOH LA LA! IT’S THE SHIP! IT’S ON FIRE! LET ME SEE. GUARDS! …DO NOT LET THEM…KOFF… ESCAPE! WHAT’S ALL THIS HULLABALOO?. MY SWORN ENEMY!! 34 HEAVY METAL .YAAH-AA!! MY CART!! KOFF! KOFF!...
HURRY! THEY’RE CATCHING UP!! THE BARRELS.. HURRY! MY CAPE! HEY!? HEAVY METAL 35 .. KIRIN! DUMP THE BARRELS! TWO GUARDS DOWN! WELL DONE! THEY’LL BE OKAY! GET OUT OF THE WAY!! NOT SO FAST! …THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO ESCAPE THE NEXT WAVE OF PATROLS COMNG UP.
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AAAAH!! OUCH! MY LEG! …IF WE GET OUT OF THIS ONE. …I URGE YOU NOT TO WASTE ANY TIME! …FOLLOW ME!! HEAVY METAL 37 . I’M GOOD FOR AN AMPUTATION! STOP MOVING SO MUCH OR I’LL NEVER PULL YOU BACK UP! THIS PLACE WILL BE SWARMED BY GUARDS ANY TIME NOW...
.. OR VERY CLOSE. MY LORD… THIS DISTILLATE DOESN’T QUITE HOLD THE VIRTUES OF THE ELIXIR OF CYCAS BUT IT WILL EASE YOUR PAIN AS YOU WAIT FOR THE NEXT DELIVERY. I HAVE A FEELING THEY’RE NEARBY…HIDING… SOMEWHERE IN TOWN. THANK YOU. …DRINK THIS.DID YOU FIND THE FUGITIVES YET? NO…THEY MUST BE FAR BY NOW.. WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY “VERY CLOSE”? 38 HEAVY METAL .. NAGAR.
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In the Blues* 84 HEAVY METAL *NEL BLU is the title of the popular Italian song “VOLARE” by Domenico Modugno. “Volare” means “to fly” .
. SIR. DON’T BE SO TOUCHY! THERE'S ENOUGH FOR YOU TOO! TOMMASO? TOMMASO. I HOPE THE LADIES WILL APPRECIATE IT.. HEAVY METAL 85 .. BABES! I GOT ALL THAT YOU DESIRE! I WANT YOU HAPPY. LOOK AT ME. HEY.C’MON. HONEY. I’VE GOT SOME SNOW AND WE CAN DO A LOT OF LINES..THE BEST IS YET TO COME! LET’S GO TO THE PRIVE.. HERE’S ONE OF THE BEST..
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