Bill Griffith (Painting and Graphic Arts, Alumnus)

Zippy the Pinhead, (1971)
Courtesy Bill Griffith

Griffith’s Zippy the Pinhead, a demented microcephalic who offers up entertaining social commentary while sporting a polka-dotted muumuu, currently runs in over 200 daily newspapers across the U.S., including the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. "Zippy's not the biggest fool this country has—we elect those—but he is our best," says Entertainment Weekly.