Bill Griffith Talks Comedy, Art & 'Zippy The Pinhead' | Connecticut Public Radio

Bill Griffith Talks Comedy, Art & 'Zippy The Pinhead'

Mar 13, 2012

True story ... last week, the Connecticut legislature's Environment Committee's public hearing agenda included, on the same day, An Act Permitting the Possession of Reindeer Year Round and An Act Concerning the Hunting of Deer with a Pistol.

This is why I don't celebrate April Fool's Day. Life is like this every day. Break that story apart into separate scenes, and your mind is flooded with images of a man plugging a deer with a Saturday night special or a young couple walking their reindeer on a leash.

And that's why I already know the answer to the question everybody asks Bill Griffith: Where do you get your ideas? He probably doesn't have to sit there holding his head and feverishly hoping something will jump out. The anomalies and cartoon dissonances of Zippy the Pinhead are really just average days along the byways of America.

Bill Griffith is back with us today and we'll have more questions for America's foremost pop surrealist.

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