Best described by summing up Louis Armstrong’s famous explanation of jazz: “If you’ve got to ask, you’ll never know.” One of the very, very few mainstream strips that started out in 1960s underground comics, Zippy The Pinhead has been swimming against the stream of conscious ever since.
Willy is a chronically unemployed ne’er-do-well, Ethel is his long suffering wife. And the Titanic was just a boat.
The funniest comic strip ever written and drawn by a one legged rapist, Abner and his family are a genuine – ‘scuse me, gen-hew-wine – fixture on the American cultural landscape.
“It’s the kind of adventure best enjoyed in your pajamas at 8AM on a Saturday morning with a big bowl of cereal in front of you. Would that all comics were this much fun.”
No galaxies in peril, no worlds trembling on the brink, no thunderous godlings threatening to shake the very foundations of the universe.
Just two people — two extraordinarily ordinary people — who will break your heart with their bittersweet tale.
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