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Born: 1944-01-20
Profession: Cartoonist
Nation: American
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Yes, but personally I was never a big acid head.

Tags: Big, Head, Yes

Zippy accepts chaos as what it is, which is the real order of everything.

Tags: Chaos, Order, Real

Zippy is living in the moment.

Tags: Living, Moment, Zippy

But now with technology I could sit down and do a bunch of character drawings and scan them into a computer, and the computer using my exact style could bring it into life, where it would have been edited by various human beings before.

Tags: Character, Life, Technology

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.

Tags: Art, School, Until

She encouraged any artistic impulse I had, and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had. They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister.

Tags: Father, Problems, She

What I do is draw but if you make an animated feature obviously it takes a whole team of people, and Zippy is my work. I felt that turning it over to a team of people would be wrong.

Tags: Team, Work, Wrong

A full, rich drawing style is a drawback.

Tags: Full, Rich, Style

All life is a blur of Republicans and meat.

Tags: Blur, Life, Meat

Are we having fun yet?

Tags: Fun

Comics is a language. It's a language most people understand intuitively.

Tags: Comics, Language, Understand

Everybody that loves Nancy loves it in a slightly condescending way. Nancy is comics reduced to their most elemental level.

Tags: Everybody, Level, Loves

Everyone says how Calvin and Hobbes is about a real kid, to me there's nothing real about it; it's an adult using a kid's body as a mouthpiece.

Tags: Body, Everyone, Real

Frivolity is a stern taskmaster.

Tags: Frivolity, Stern

I always thought of Levittown as a joke.

Tags: Joke, Thought

I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork.

Tags: Beauty, Good, Yourself

I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer.

Tags: Career, Father, Mother

I had a very diametrically opposite set of parents.

Tags: Opposite, Parents

I hate Calvin and Hobbes. I think its a big re-hash of formula kid strips.

Tags: Big, Hate, Kid

I just became one with my browser software.

Tags: Browser, Computers, Software

I think Zippy is part of me, but I'm not Zippy.

Tags: Zippy

If something is going on in my life, it winds up getting into my strip.

Tags: Getting, Life, Winds

Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America.

Tags: America, Movies, Rock
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Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist, but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty developed comic strip character.

Tags: Character, Thought, Time

Mike Judge, who I've become friends with over the years never took himself seriously as an artist.

Tags: Become, Friends, Judge

My first character was Mr. Toad.

Tags: Character, Toad

The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop culture is that they kind of like it light.

Tags: Culture, Light, Side

Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor for the way we get our doses of reality these days.

Tags: Attention, Days, Reality

Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr.

Tags: Art, Romantic, Vision

Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity.

Tags: Community, Conformity, Imitation

Well, I've done a lot of strips since I've been here about Zippy and me being in Connecticut.

Tags: Done, Here, Since

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.

Tags: Art, Else, Smoking
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