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Bill Griffith on Photographing Diners

 

 

 



As a fan of "Zippy the Pinhead," I was thrilled when artist Bill Griffith began using my photos of googie as settings for his comic strip.

The Baltimore Sun offered this excellent description of the strip: "Nuanced, full of pop-cultural references, non-sequiturs and social satire; a real comic for grown-ups." 

I hope you enjoy these examples of Zippy's off-kilter encounters with googie architecture in Southern California.
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DATE LOCATIONS
5/5/00 The Parasol, 12241 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach
5/9/00 La Habra 300 Bowl, 370 E. Whittier Blvd, La Habra
5/10/00 Lake Park playground, Huntington Beach
5/12/00 American Landscape Supply, Huntington Beach
5/15/00 La Habra 300 Bowl, 370 E. Whittier Blvd, Whittier
5/16/00 King Taco, 1795 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach
5/19/00 Linbrook Bowl, 201 Brookhurst St., Anaheim
5/21/00 Home with tikis, Slater Ave. Huntington Beach
5/28/00 Pacific Car Wash, 12050 Beach Blvd., Stanton
6/11/00 Jack's Coffee Shop, 13221 Whittier Blvd., Whittier
6/?/00 Ron's World, San Clemente; Johnie's, Los Angeles
6/14/00 Hope University, Nutwood Ave., Fullerton
6/19/00 Hope University, Nutwood Ave., Fullerton
7/2/00 Jack's Coffee Shop, 13221 Whittier Blvd., Whittier
7/11/00 Friendly Hills Bowl, Whittier; La Habra 300 Bowl, La Habra
8/22/00 Baskin Robbins, Anaheim; Java Lanes, Long Beach, etc.
9/26/00 Linbrook Bowl; King Taco; La Palma Chicken Pie Shop
9/27/00 Satellite Shopland, Katella Ave., Anaheim
10/10/00 Java Lanes, 3800 East Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach
10/11/00 Java Lanes, 3800 East Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach
10/25/00 Various buildings in Anaheim

Many, many thanks to Bill Griffith, for drawing these strips, for letting me post them, and for working my name (or initials) into them all somewhere! Yow!