Larry Rippee was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley. He sold gag cartoons and spot illustrations to Writer's Digest, Guitar Player Magazine and other publications while still in high school. When he discovered the underground comix movement he abandoned all attempts at more mainstream enterprises and began contributing to the undergrounds beginning with the comix tabloid Dirty Girdie's Comix (1969). Rippee's work appeared in Arcade Comics Revue, Corporate Crime Comics, San Francisco Comic Book, Mondo Snarfo, Commies from Mars, Dr. Wirthim's Comix and Stories, All-Atomic Comics and Fire Sale among others. He was a regular contributor to the Berkeley Barb and one-time "art dept." for Rip Off Press (where he syndicated the short-lived 'Rippee's Newsbriefs').
Rippee also contributed to a variety of mainstream publications including Eclipse Magazine and DC's Plop!. He was an early participant in the mini-comics movement with 'Baloney' (1971), 'Picture Stories from the Bible' (1972), 'A Tender Regard for Mutants' (1978) and 'No Audience' (1981). Rippee currently lives in northern California where he devotes his creative time to printmaking and hosting a blues program, Coast Highway Blues on radio station KWMR.