Bill Griffith Quotes


39 Bill Griffith quotes:



"I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork."
"When I was an art student in the early 60's before the acid scene began I was smoking pot just like anyone else who was an artist."
"I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art, if that's what you'd call it for eight years in New York, until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other."
"Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr."
"Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity."
"Zippy is living in the moment. He's at peace with himself because he's out of step with everyone; he doesn't know it, and he doesn't care."
"Cartooning has come a long way. It started out as an adult medium, for satirical purposes; then the appeal to children got emphasized."
"Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist, but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty developed comic strip character."
"Are we having fun yet?"
"Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America."
"Everybody that loves Nancy loves it in a slightly condescending way. Nancy is comics reduced to their most elemental level."
Author: Griffith Quotes Category: American Cartoonist Quotes Comics Quotes
"I think Zippy is part of me, but I'm not Zippy."
"I'm trying to shine a light on things that are recognizable in all of us, that Zippy embodies, that once we admit to, maybe we can laugh at."
Author: Griffith Quotes Category: Trying Quotes
"Zippy is living in the moment."
"I always thought of Levittown as a joke."
"Comics is a language. It's a language most people understand intuitively."
"The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop culture is that they kind of like it light."
"A full, rich drawing style is a drawback."
"I just became one with my browser software."



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