Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oldest Waymarked Zippy Strips

The database for Zippy the Pinhead Real World locations starts about the year 2000. However, the creator of the comic, Bill Griffith has been featuring real world locations for much longer than that. 

You can find locations in various annuals and other book collections dating way back. 

The database itself is not perfect. Locations have been listed incorrectly or not at all. Several waymarkers have found locations that simply are not listed in any of the online resources using these other resources. These waymarks always impress me because they took some real research to find them.

The oldest waymark created is from a strip that ran on 04-07-1994  
Luxor - "Drinks with the Sphinx" - Las Vegas, NV   was posted by Go Boilers!. What an amazing find.

DougK has seven locations from two strips dating to 1998.
California Street Victorians - "Sunday Strip" - San Francisco, CA 
Mason Street View of Transamerica Building - "Sunday Strip" - San Francisco, CA 03-01-1998
Alcatraz from Hyde Street - Sunday Strip - San Francisco, CA  06-21-1998

Doug has another oldie from a strip that ran on 05-30-1999
Griffith Observatory - "Sunday Strip" - Los Angeles, CA

Followed by this one created for the 11-19-1999 strip by FiVermont

Monday, February 21, 2011

State & Country Lists Updated

Updated the found locations on the blog.  The last full update was in July of 2010. Since then waymarkers have added 95 new waymarks to the category.

Submissions have come from around the world and from across the United States.

Locations include submissions from:
Nova Scotia, Canada.

New Jersey
North Carolina

A few other updates as well.

BruceS found an error that had a strip in Vermont when it was actually in Indiana.

"One listed as 9/14/09 Conehead? - Outside Montpelier VT should be listed as outside Montpelier, IN (Indiana)."

Good catch Bruce.

A new opportunity for waymarking in PA was added due to a strip from November 2010 having a Maple Donuts location featured. DougK found one of the several locations featured in the strip however there are a few other real world locations that are unknown.

11/07/10 - Sunday Strip (Various Locations)
Panel 1) Unknown
Panel 2) Unknown
Panel 3) Maple Donuts -  Newberry Commons, Etters PA
Panel 4) Unknown
Panel 5) Randy's Donuts - Inglewood, CA  -  Waymarked by DougK

Friday, February 18, 2011

New opportunities for Zippy the Pinhead Locations.
Coming UP -- 03/28/11 A Ton Of Fun - Bossier City LA

01/07/11 Short Stack -  Pancake Circus, Sacramento CA

01/06/11 Cheap Gag - Valley Diner UNKNOWN LOCATION (not listed in Zippy's Real Places)

02/06/11 Sunday Strip - Boardwalk Bowl, Santa Cruz CA    Waymarked by
saopaulo1  on 02/13/2011 the fastest comic to waymark creation so far.

Another first: Kudos to DougK for passing the 100 Zippy Locations waymarked. He is currently standing at 116 locations found and posted.  Each waymark that DougK submits is a pleasure to review. If you would like to see a quality waymark open up any one of  Doug's.

Doug also found several locations not listed in the state lists by utilizing Zippy Annuals. These finds include some of the oldest zippy locations waymarked dating to 1998.

These previously unlisted locations are now waymarked and added to the CA state location list.
Waymarker Doug K found an error in the Locations in the Real World lists.

8/12/03 Home-Grown Terrorism - Russelville AK

should be

8/12/03 Home-Grown Terrorism - Russelville AR

Russelville, Arkansas, not Alaska.

The state lists have been updated.

This leaves Alaska with only one Zippy the Pinhead location and it has already been waymarked by BruceS.

08/10/07 Rethink Mink - Anchorage AK Waymarked by BruceS