Boston Globe Pinheads Drop Bill Griffith’s ‘Zippy’

Bad enough the Boston Globe dropped the Sunday edition of Zippy the Pinhead almost three years ago. Now apparently the daily version of the strip is gone as well.

From today’s not-so-funny pages:


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Just for scale, here’s Saturday’s:


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At least last time the Globeniks performed a Zipectomy, they had the decency to publish an editor’s note.




(Just for the record, WuMo no longer appears in the Globe’s increasingly lame Sunday Comics section.)

This time around, though, there’s not a word about the Globe’s dropping the strip altogether. That’s just wrong.

The hardreading staff is sending a note to Bill Griffith to ask what happened. Meanwhile, Boston Globe editor Brian (Hey – let’s reimagine the paper! We can use John Henry’s garage!) McGrory has now become a first-ballot entry into the Comic Strip Hall of Shame.

P.S. Here’s today’s Zippy that McGrory so shamefully withheld.

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7 Responses to Boston Globe Pinheads Drop Bill Griffith’s ‘Zippy’

  1. […] hardreading staff, of course, protested vehemently, railing against the shortsighted decision by Globe bigwigs. We also sent an email to Bill […]

  2. Doodle says:

    I never quite got the “Zippy” experience. It was creepy and not funny. I’m glad it’s gone. However, I’m still looking for “Mutt & Jeff” and “Cicero’s Cat”!!

  3. Bruce Fortin says:

    Zippy was the only strip I read and enjoyed. Period. I am aghast that the Globe canned the strip with no notice or explanation. As a print reader, the days of the Globe arriving on my doorstep may be numbered.

  4. Bruce Fortin says:

    Write the Globe! Here is Bill Griffith’s reply to when I asked him if it was true:


    ZIPPY DROPPED FROM THE BOSTON GLOBE: To let the Globe know of your unhappiness at this decision, after 32 years of continuous appearance, email the Globe at:
    Or–write to the Globe at: Letters to the Editor, The Boston Globe, PO Box 55819, Boston, MA 02205-5819
    Or fax them at: 617-929-2098
    Editors listen to readers—especially when it comes to the comics!

    • PhilPress says:

      Cancel the Globe in protest! Whoever made this decision is an ignoramus and a money-grubbing corporate bottom-liner. So long Globe.

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