Bill Griffith's Zippy the Pinhead is the popular comic strip with its own bizarre answers to this already bizarre world. Zippy is inspired by the legendary circus sideshow attraction; "Zip the What Is It?"
The strip has created a reality all its own with a unique cast of characters including Griffy, Zippy's foil; Zerbina, Zippy's wife; and their children, Fuelrod and Meltdown.
Griffith began the Zippy the Pinhead comic strip in 1970, selling it to different underground magazines. In 1985, when William Randolph Hearst III took over the San Francisco Examiner, he offered Griffith a job doing Zippy as a feature for the paper.
A year later, in 1986 King Features Syndicate offered Griffith national syndication with Zippy the Pinhead. Today, Zippy appears in more than 100 newspapers. In addition, Griffith continues to self-syndicate to several college papers and weeklies.