From hormones to how-come-Ia (TM)m-t-like-everyone-else questions and insecurities, Borgman and Scott continue to successfully tell teenage horror stories since the strips debut in newspapers in 1997. Readers and fans can find Zits in 1,600 newspapers worldwide, an achievement only 18 comic strips have ever earned. Lauded by the Los Angeles Times as one of the freshest and most imaginative comic strips and designated as Best Newspaper Comic Strip twice by the National Cartoonists Society, Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman's Zits chronicles many of the scenes that play out under the rooftops of more than 80.5 million homes across the country. Artfully exploring insecurities, societal pressures, and just plain teenage goofiness, Scott and Borgman contrast the experiences of adolescence and parenthood. Sixteen-year-old Jeremy Duncan is learning to navigate residential byways and high school hallways while the parentals, a.k.a. Connie and Walt Duncan, try to keep pace and find a little peace.
Jerry Scott, the writing side of the duo, is also the cocreator of the renowned Baby Blues strip. Scott lives in central coastal California, with his wife and their daughters. Online: www.kingfeatures.com/features/comics/zits/about.htm