Jerry Weighs In

I guess it’s my turn to make an appearance here on the new ZITS blog. I’m really loo — hello? Test… test… (tap! tap!) is this thing on? I’m Jerry Scott and the writing half of the ZITS team. We writers are the interior offensive linemen of the comic strip world.

Thick, lumpen brutes whose presence is necessary to the game, but whose efforts are hardly the stuff of highlight films. No, that spot is reserved for the dainty-footed and photogenic artists who bob and duck behind our hulking ideas and clever dialogue, eventually scampering untouched into the end zone. As our artist brothers dance and pirouette for the adoring crowds, we trudge back to the sidelines to re-tape our grainy joints and begin typing all over again.

Jim and the Colonel

You'll be seeing some Zits reruns in a few weeks which allow Jerry and me a couple of weeks of not-particularly-hard-earned vacation each summer. Jerry generally uses his having various body parts surgically reorganized, but I like to travel. This year my wife and I went with a group from the Cincinnati Zoo to Tanzania to see the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti.

Wildebeest shmildebeest, fast forward to our arrival home after 32 hours of airplanes to a quick nap and a seven-hour drive the next morning to take our youngest child off to college. Highlight of the trip – besides, of course, seeing our son happily ensconced in a nurturing college environment "nurturing college environment" [see wildebeest migration…] was breakfast in Corbin, Kentucky at the original Kentucky Fried Chicken

Yes, this was the spot where Harlan Sanders first set up a small motel and figured he needed to feed the people on their way to the Best Buy down the street. I've always had a soft spot in my otherwise-corroded heart for the Colonel and was pleased to express my devotion in the fabled redneck Mecca.



We’re fashionably late and embarrassingly under-dressed, but Zits has finally made it to the blog party. Where’s the beer?
We owe enormous thanks for this snazzy website to the folks at King Features, especially Brendan Burford who, if you ever saw the movie Fitcarraldo, seems to have had to haul the entire ship over the mountains in order to get it here on your computer screen for the frivolous enjoyment of the rest of us. Thanks Brendan, and Rocky Shepard, too, of course, without whom there would be no accompanying popcorn,orchestra or fireworks.
We’ll be trying to waste your precious time on a regular basis as we talk about the magic behind the curtain here at Zits World Headquarters. So screw the geometry homework and that third quarter accounts receivable report and keep your eye on what really matters — drawings of a make-believe family with bulbous noses navigating the dangerous straits of teenagerhood together and saying funny things in the process.
-Jim & Jerry