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Cartooning Advice: Zippy's Bill Griffith gives his Top 40 List on Creating Comics

Zippy the Pinhead cartoonist Bill Griffith how to draw comics
Bill Griffith (of Zippy the Pinhead fame) has been successfully creating his idiosyncratic comics since the early ‘70s. He’s a keen observer and a funhouse mirror when it comes to society’s foibles…and his cartooning chops are top-notch!
Griffith recently posted his “Top 40 List on Comics and Their Creation,” an incredible, inspiring and thought-provoking gift to the cartooning community.
Gems on this list range from the philosophical (#10: “Cartoon characters have souls”) to the downright practical (#12 on lettering and speech balloons, #26 on copyright protection)
Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy, and his "Top 40" list on com... on TwitpicBill Griffith, creator of Zippy, and his "Top 40" list on com... on Twitpic
Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy, and his "Top 40" list on com... on TwitpicBill Griffith, creator of Zippy, and his "Top 40" list on com... on Twitpic
After sharing these links with some of my friends on Facebook and Twitter, I realized that all this great info will soon be buried under all the millions of other posts added daily to the internet. Click on any of the thumbnails above to see and download the 4 pages of great cartooning advice. If you want to find Bill Griffith on Facebook, he’s HERE:

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9 comments:

Jeff Overturf said...

This advice is PRICELESS!

From one of the masters too. Thanks for posting this!

Kshiraj Telang said...

Valuable tips! Loved the 'cartoon characters have souls' point.

richardcthompson said...

This is all you need to know.

Lesley Vamos said...

great advice ^_^

FRANK M HANSEN said...

So so awesome. Thank you for posting this. Loved it.

D.Billy said...

I mashed 'em into one image, if that's useful to anyone: http://twitpic.com/1fusqz

Sherm said...

Thanks, D Billy -- very helpful!
Click for all 40 tips in one image

Steve said...

A philosopher's stone for making comics!

Michael Kline said...

Ha! Everything I've wanted to tell my (occasional) students, but never knew quite how to put it.
Thanks!