Thursday, February 08, 2007

“Ziggy” to be Displayed in U.S. Copyright Office

Not much to say to this press release except that I'm positive that Sara and Martha were not consulted.

“Ziggy” to be Displayed in U.S. Copyright Office

Washington D.C. (02/07/2007) The United States Copyright Office, a department of the Library of Congress, has announced that a “Ziggy” comic panel will be included in a special graphics display for the newly renovated Copyright Office in Washington, D.C.

The Aug. 3, 1993 “Ziggy” features the “Yellow Kid” holding out his hat while wearing an outfit that says “COPYRIGHT RAN OUT – PLEASE HELP!” Ziggy has his head turned to the Yellow Kid, who is shoeless, and begging, but wearing a smile. This “Ziggy” comic panel will hang side-by-side the original "Yellow Kid" comic strip from 1896. Together, they illustrate the copyright registration system and its importance, says a Copyright Office spokesman. The “Ziggy” panel will be displayed alongside other American icons such as the “Statue of Liberty,” the “Oscar,” and “Coca-Cola.”

“It is an honor to have “Ziggy” chosen for display in the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution,” says Tom Wilson, Ziggy’s creator. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world and home to more than 130 million items sitting on 530 miles of bookshelves. Included in the collections are over 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 58 million manuscripts. Ziggy is syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate.


Contact(s): Kathie Kerr

1 comment:

richardcthompson said...

Maybe they meant to say "Zippy". People seem to get them confused, though one's pinhead and the other's a doughy little loser.