[Disclaimer: I apologize if you are a huge Zippy fan. Do those exist?]
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z | zippy the pinhead
Zippy has been around for a long time… since the 70s… which is amazing because he may be the creepiest-looking comic character ever. It’s not that the strip is so awful… it’s really not. I just can’t get past how creepy he looks. He’s, like, an extra-creepy clown. And clowns don’t need extra creepiness. Do you watch American Horror? There was a murderous clown… it made me think of Zippy. That can’t be good.
Zippy scares people. For real. In college when my then-boyfriend and I started our own little comic newspaper, we used to read all the newspaper strips… including Zippy. (Yes, in the comics section of an actual newspaper… that was made of actual paper.) We had a friend who was particularly creeped out by Zippy so we would cut the strips out (Sunday’s color strip was best) and hide the clippings in her dorm room. I think we gave her nightmares. Damn, we were mean! But it was hilarious.
This isn’t much of a rant, but I’m burnt out. And z was too hard.
I hope I didn’t give you nightmares. Not from this, anyway…
image source: zippythepinhead.com
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Stay tuned for my a-to-z wrap-up post… coming soon!