Bill Griffith

Bill Griffith


Bill Griffith, the imaginative mind behind the iconic Zippy the Pinhead, has left an indelible mark on the world of comics. Beginning his journey in New York City in 1969, Griffith’s early works featured the adventures of Mr. the Toad, showcased in publications like the East Village Other and Screw magazine. His move to San Francisco 1970 ignited his involvement in the underground comics movement, leading to renowned titles such as Tales of Toad and the bestselling series Young Lust.

In 1976, Zippy the Pinhead debuted in Real Pulp #1, captivating audiences with its absurdity and wit. Griffith’s dedication to his craft garnered him the prestigious Reuben Award in 2023 and continues to inspire generations of cartoonists. His latest masterpiece, “Three Rocks: The Ernie Bushmiller Story,” published in September, delves into the life of Nancy’s creator, adding to Griffith’s impressive repertoire, which includes graphic memoirs like “Invisible Ink” and “Nobody’s Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead.

Beyond his creative endeavors, Griffith shares his passion for comics as a teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York.