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Bill Griffith: Lost and Found: Comics 1969-2003

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Bill Griffith is best known as the creator of the Zippy daily comic strip, currently running in over 300 newspapers nationwide, but Zippy was conceived as an underground comix character before he became embraced in the mainstream, and Griffith himself was a seminal figure in the underground comix movement, during which he was a cartoonist, an editor, and an entrepreneur.

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Paperback, 392 pages
Published January 30th 2012 by Fantagraphics (first published November 29th 2011)
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Steve Rainwater
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a huge, 360 page collection of Griffith's older and more obscure comics for the hardcore fans.

Some of the familiar characters like Zippy, Griffy, and Mr. The Toad are here but there are other stranger, often R-rated comics. This is definitely not for anyone who is easily offended. There's rampant nudity, sex, drugs, language and, of course, ever present non sequiturs.

If you're a fan of Invisible Ink, there are two comics in this book that cover Griffith's early life and touch on some o
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Alan
Jul 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Folks who want to see Zippy unzipped...
Recommended to Alan by: Other work
Lost and Found is a more freewheeling, raunchy collection of work than Griffith's usual Zippy the Pinhead book. Oh, Zippy's here too—some of his earliest appearances, in fact, back when he was Mr. Toad's sidekick and not vice versa, show up in this volume—but here, Zippy gets nekkid. A lot. And he's not alone, either. This is Bill Griffith's unbridled id at work. Along with the usual social commentary and surreal non sequiturs, this book features cartoon characters getting busy, more often than ...more
Daniel
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
One pleasant surprise about many of the cartoonists from the first generation of US underground comix (e.g. R. Crumb, the late Spain Rodriguez, Kim Deitch) is that as they grew older, their work often got better, with Bill Griffith being one of the most dramatic examples of this. I honestly think that his Zippy strips of the last twenty years or so are among his very best. So it's interesting to see how he started out. It's a bit of a shock to see some of the crudeness of his early strips (in te ...more
Mitch
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was always happy as a kid to receive a Zippy comic strip inside my bubble gum. Sure, the other comics were great.. but nothing could compare to Zippy!
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Shelves: comix, humour
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