|Born||October 8, 1949|
|Died||April 9, 2003 (aged 53)|
Shirley and Son
A graduate of Wichita State University in Kansas, he worked as an editorial cartoonist for the Wichita Eagle and later the Albuquerque Tribune. Moving to Texas, Bittle debuted Geech in 1982; it ran in syndication until his death in 2003. Shirley and Son, about life after divorce, debuted in 2000 and also ended after Bittle's death.
- "Cartoonist Jerry Bittle Dies at 53" (fee required). Editor & Publisher. 2003-04-09. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
- Bittle entry, Lambiek Comiclopedia. Accessed May 16, 2015.
- "Jerry Bittle, 53; Created Comic Strip 'Shirley and Son'," Los Angeles Times (April 11, 2003).
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