Has it really been forty years since Zippy the Pinhead made his debut in the pages of Tales of Toad #2? During a career that predates the creation of Zippy and has now entered its sixth (calendrical) decade, Bill Griffith has created what has to be at this point the most significant body of work among the original generation of underground caroonists, save for the almighty R. Crumb himself. In addition to producing 40 years of Zippy comics, Griffith created and edited – with Jay Kinney –Young Lust, the ground-breaking romance comic of the underground era, and with Art Spiegelman, created and edited Arcade Magazine, the crucial comics anthology of the 70s that linked Zap to Raw. This instantly definitive volume of Griffith's non-Zippy work is a treasure chest packed with rare gems that will appeal to comics fans of many stripes, from underground to new wave to old hat. Bill Griffith knows his comics.