Zippy loves office supplies

It was brought to my attention that Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy The Pinhead comic strips, is quite partial to naming his characters after various art and office supplies. The strip that ran on Oct. 22, 2012, has several references to well-known products like Speedball (maker of screenprinting supplies and crow quill and calligraphy nibs), Sanford (maker of Sharpie, Papermate and Prismacolor) and Flair (the infamous Papermate felt tip pen). He’s also used Grumbacher and others in his strips as well. Office supply nerd fun.