Books and other resources
about underground comix
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to Zippy: The Impact of Underground Comix
Bill Griffith, AKA Griffy, is one of the founders of the
underground comix movement. His Zippy The Pinhead,
originally featured in underground comix, is now
syndicated to newspapers worldwide. This paperback
published by the Cartoon Art Museum in January 1990 is
Bill's analysis of the impact of alternative comic books
on popular culture. Currently out of print, but you can order it used.
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
As reviewed on amazon.com:
"This is one of the strangest and most compelling movies I have ever seen. It draws you deeper and deeper into underground artist Robert Crumb's head, until you ultimately see the world from his weird and troubling vantage point. You meet his crazy brothers, and you get a much closer look at that fine line between genius and madness. The purpose of this film is not to glorify Crumb, it is merely a clear window into his world. It's not necessary to be an avid fan of Crumb in order to appreciate this film; it's enough to be curious about what drives the alienated artist and satirist. Be warned: The subject matter is strong and adult, but it did not strike me as gratuitously so. Some will be offended; some will find it pointless to delve into the psyche of such a strange individual. But for those who appreciate this kind of thing, this movie is as good as it gets."
Release date: March 1996
Color. Running time: 119 minutes.
Amazon.com price: $19.95
Not for sale to persons under age 18.
Starring: Robert Crumb, et al.
Director: Terry Zwigoff
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