Tell Boston Globe Editor: Free the Pinhead One!

Zippy Held Hostage: Day Two

Let’s start with this: For the past several years, the Boston Globe has featured only a handful of comic strips worth reading: Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley, Rhymes with Orange by Hilary Price (both of whom are Bay State artists), Bizarro by Dan Piraro, and, on a good day, Mother Goose & Grimm, Monty, and Doonesbury (Memory Lane edition).

Also – the best of the lot – Bill Griffith’s Zippy the Pinhead. Until yesterday, that is, when Globe readers learned that the paper had performed a Zipectomy and dumped the strip.

The hardreading staff, of course, protested vehemently, railing against the shortsighted decision by Globe bigwigs. We also sent an email to Bill Griffith, asking what happened. His reply:

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It’s an outrage, and we call on all Pinhead-heads to contact Globe editor Brian McGrory and register their disapproval.

Thank you for your support.

P.S. Here’s the latest Zippy, but, really, we can’t do this every day.

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3 Responses to Tell Boston Globe Editor: Free the Pinhead One!

  1. Michael Lucivero says:

    Why? Is it really just “to save a few bucks”? If so, then maybe I should save even more by not getting home delivery anymore!!!

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      All I know is what Bill Griffith tells me, Michael. The Globeniks never provided a reason, just unceremoniously dumped the strip.

  2. PhilPress says:

    As a life-long Zipster I am cancelling my subscription to the Globe as a protest to the shameful treatment Of Bill Griffith just to “save a few dollars”. Whoever made this decision is an ignoramus and deserves to be promoted at your money-grubbing corporate business. So long.

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