Who You Callin’ A Pinhead?!?
. . . And if so, what’s so bad about being a pinhead? Bill Griffith does not punish the pin-ish. His new anniversary Zippy graphic novel shows why! Y’see?!
Zippy became a cultural icon now he’s celebrated in Bill Griffith’s Nobody’s Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead (Abrams ComicArts), a masterpiece of absurdity and humanity. After all these years Schlitzie still triggers laughter and tears.
In researching Schlitzie’s life, Griffith has tracked down primary sources and archives throughout the country, as well as conducting interviews with those who worked with him and had intimate knowledge of his personality, his likes and dislikes, how he responded to being a sideshow “freak,” and much more. The result is the exhaustive, celebratory, definitive, first-ever history of Schlitzie.