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Bill Griffith Quotes

A full, rich drawing style is a drawback.

All life is a blur of Republicans and meat.

Are we having fun yet?

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.

Comics is a language. It's a language most people understand intuitively.

Everybody that loves Nancy loves it in a slightly condescending way. Nancy is comics reduced to their most elemental level.

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.

Frivolity is a stern taskmaster.

I always thought of Levittown as a joke.

I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork.

I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer.

I had a very diametrically opposite set of parents.

I hate Calvin and Hobbes. I think its a big re-hash of formula kid strips.

I just became one with my browser software.

I think Zippy is part of me, but I'm not Zippy.

I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art, if that's what you'd call it for eight years in New York, until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other.

If something is going on in my life, it winds up getting into my strip.

Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America.

Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist, but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty developed comic strip character.

Mike Judge, who I've become friends with over the years never took himself seriously as an artist.