80s Zippy the Pinhead I Am Having Fun Bill Griffith t-shirt Large

$149.99 USD

Chest 21.5 in.

Length 27 in.

Content: 100% Cotton

Tag Brand: Hanes

This sweet t-shirt features a colorful graphic of the comic strip character Zippy the Pinhead, created by Bill Griffith. Griffith began his career in New York in the late 60s, publishing strips in the East Village Other and Screw Magazine, before he moved to the west coast and became fully immersed in the underground comics movement of the 1970s. This is where Zippy made his debut, appearing for the first time in Real Pulp #1. The Zippy comic strip first ran in the underground newspaper The Berkeley Barb before it was nationally syndicated, and over the years Zippy has gained a passionate cult following.

The character is based on the microcephalic performers that used to appear in old circus sideshows. Griffith remembers seeing a screening of Tod Browning's Freaks back when he was attending school at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and theorizes that this might have been when he first conceived the inspiration behind Zippy. Rather than his unique appearance however, Zippy is famous for his penchant to spout philosophical non sequiturs. This shirt includes a variation on Zippy's famous catchphrase "Are we having fun yet?" and reads, "I am having fun".

Fits like a modern unisex adult large. There are some repairs on the shoulders and sleeves, see pics.