Jerry Scott

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Not to be confused with Gerry Scott.
Jerry Scott
Born (1955-05-02) May 2, 1955 (age 61)[1]
South Bend, Indiana
Residence San Luis Obispo, California
Nationality American
Occupation Cartoonist
Known for Nancy, Baby Blues, Zits
Weight 138 lb[citation needed]
Spouse(s) Kim Scott
Children 2
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Jerry Scott (born May 2, 1955[1]) is an American cartoonist. He is known as the creator of the comic strips Baby Blues and Zits. He is one of only four cartoonists to have multiple popular strips appearing in over 1,000 newspapers worldwide.[2]


Scott started cartooning professionally in the mid-1970s by submitting gag cartoons to magazines, and he sold one from his first batch to the Saturday Evening Post. In 1983, Scott was selected to succeed Mark Lasky (in the wake of Lasky's sudden death) on Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy. Scott modernized the strip to his own specifications, and eventually handed it over to Guy Gilchrist, whose adaptation has been more faithful to Bushmiller's original work[citation needed], in the 1990s). He became friends with Rick Kirkman and they created Baby Blues, a comic based on family life with little children. Kirkman does the illustrations, while Scott does the writing. Later, Scott and Jim Borgman collaborated to create Zits, which follows family life with a teenaged son. In Zits, Scott does the writing, while the drawings are done by Borgman. As of 2015, Both Baby Blues and Zits are still in syndication.


  1. ^ a b Comics Buyer's Guide #1485; May 3, 2002; Page 29
  2. ^ Jerry Scott

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