Quotes by Bill Griffith

Bill Griffith

American cartoonist

Alive from: 1944-

Category: Comedians and humor | Artists

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    But now with technology I could sit down and do a bunch of character drawings and scan them into a computer, and the computer using my exact style could bring it into life, where it would have been edited by various human beings before.
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    Comics is a language. It's a language most people understand intuitively.
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    Everybody that loves Nancy loves it in a slightly condescending way. Nancy is comics reduced to their most elemental level.
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    Everyone says how Calvin and Hobbes is about a real kid, to me there's nothing real about it; it's an adult using a kid's body as a mouthpiece.
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    Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist, but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty developed comic strip character.
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    Mike Judge, who I've become friends with over the years never took himself seriously as an artist.
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    She encouraged any artistic impulse I had, and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had. They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister.
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    The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop culture is that they kind of like it light.
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    Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor for the way we get our doses of reality these days.
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    Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr.
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    Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity.
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    Vegetarianism can easily reach religious proportions. Refraining from meat on moral grounds serves to dignify feelings of guilt toward sad-eyed, furry creatures and substitutes righteousness for squeamishness.
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    Well, I've done a lot of strips since I've been here about Zippy and me being in Connecticut.
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    What I do is draw but if you make an animated feature obviously it takes a whole team of people, and Zippy is my work. I felt that turning it over to a team of people would be wrong.
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    When drugs came around I sampled them just like anybody else but I never became dependent creatively on drugs; like various cartoonists in the underground never did anything if they weren't stoned, That was the prerequisite for sitting down and drawing.
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