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36. What Was That All About?: Our Favorite Zits Strips and Stories

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

What Was That All About? looks back at the 20-year whirlwind life of the Duncan family, the inhabitants of the popular, modern family cartoon Zits.

What Was That All About? is the perfect celebration of Zits' twentieth anniversary! Always spot-on, sometimes chaotic, and often messy comic moments are immortalized by the true-to-life give and take between Jeremy and his often befuddled parents.

Authors Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman have sifted through the highlights (and some lowlights!) over the life of the strip and have created a unique behind-the-scenes, insightful view into the history of Zits. They have selected their all-time favorite cartoons to fill the collection along with special features, including stories about:

• How they met in Sedona, Arizona, and came up with the crazy idea of creating Zits
• The teenagers in their own lives
• Choosing the title Zits
• Strips that newspapers declined to publish, or words they censored, etc.
• Creating a Zits Sunday strip
• Sucks, bites, and blows: staking out territory on the comic page
• Fish paste and other reasons our kids don't want to travel with us anymore

Excerpts from their sketchbooks will also be shown. This is the book every fan of Zits has ever wanted!

IBSN: 9781449486747
Publication date: October 17, 2017

35. Extra Cheesy Zits: A Zits Treasury

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Teenagers are unpredictable creatures. They don’t seem to follow a schedule, observe rules (of the road or basic logic), but every once in a while, they make a surprising amount of sense. Extra Cheesy Zits is here to shed light on the always confounding, often amusing experience of parenting teens. Join the Duncan family - Connie, Walt, and Jeremy - as they grapple with modern technology, confront homework deadlines, and learn to bridge the cultural divide between parents and teenagers.  
 
Extra Cheesy Zits offers a light-hearted yet insightful look into the multifaceted lives of modern teens and their families, complemented by annotations from the creators. From mood swings to the perils of sharing a car, this collection broaches many familiar topics with humor and compassion.

IBSN: 9781449479824
Publication date: November 1, 2016

34. Zits Apocalypse: Are You Ready?

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Welcome to Zits, the brilliantly funny comic strip that is the perfect portrayal of life with a teenager—complete with an eye-rolling teen and well-intentioned, but baffled, parents.

Lauded by the Los Angeles Times “as one of the freshest and most imaginative strips” and designated as Best Newspaper Comic Strip twice by the National Cartoonists Society, Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman’s Zits offers shared experience and parenting salvation for the 80.5 million homes to both teen and parent in the United States. 
 
Simultaneously, Zits artfully reminds readers what it’s like to both be an adolescent and parent an adolescent.  While fifteen-year-old son Jeremy is grappling with impending career choices and parental pearls of wisdom on topics ranging from driving to sex, parents Connie and Walt do their best to keep up with his latest trends, technology, and appetite cravings. 

Contains cartoons not previously collected.

IBSN: 9781449458683
Publication date: November 3, 2015

33. Peace, Love & Wi-Fi: A Zits Treasury

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

The Los Angeles Times calls Zits "one of the freshest and most imaginative comic strips."

The world of sixteen-year-old Jeremy Duncan revolves around his insatiable "growing boy" appetite, lip-locking with squeeze Sarah, keeping his jerry-rigged vehicle roadworthy, and playing with his band, Goat Cheese Pizza. Somewhere in the background, he's vaguely aware of some muted voices, constantly beseeching him to pick up his Matterhorn-sized clothes pile, to be home on time (so lame!), and to (God forbid!) communicate with them. The disembodied voices are those of Connie and Walt, his mostly patient, but sometimes frustrated to exploding, parents. In Zits, they portray a hilarious view of coping with a teenager and with being a teenager.

Created in 1997 by Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jim Borgman and Reuben Award-winning cartoonist/writer Jerry Scott, Zits appears in more than 1,600 newspapers worldwide in 45 countries and is translated into 15 different languages. The comic has an estimated daily readership of more than 200 million readers.

Contains cartoons not previously collected. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color. Note that in this new treasury format, there are two daily strips per page where formerly there were three.

IBSN: 9781449458676
Publication date: November 4, 2014

32. Shredded: A Novel

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Zits jumps from the comics page to the bookshelf, and Zits: Shredded is perfect for fans of James Patterson's Homeroom Diaries as well as the Zits comic strip!

Jeremy Duncan and his friends Hector and Pierce are hitting the road! That is, if they can squeeze enough french fries to get their newly veggie oil–powered van to Dog Tired Records in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It's road trip time!

Comics genius Stan Lee calls Zits "a comedic masterpiece."

Featuring black-and-white illustrations on every page, Zits: Shredded is based on the hit syndicated comic strip.

Contains text and Zits-style illustrations, not newspaper comic strips.

IBSN: 9780062228536
Publication date: February 18, 2014

31. Zits En Concert: A Zits Treasury

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

In their immensely popular comic strip Zits, Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Jim Borgman and writer Jerry Scott have succeeded in creating one of the most poignant, realistic, and funny portrayals of teenagers found in any medium today.

Sixteen-year-old Jeremy Duncan is a high school freshman and an aspiring musician. He daydreams about the day when his band, Goat Cheese Pizza, records their first monster hit single and they all pile into his van for their cross-country, sold-out concert tour. Between naps, study hall, and band practice, Jeremy still manages to find time to be the star of the hugely popular comic strip, Zits.

Jeremy is a good kid. He is intelligent and kind, yet he still has the attitude that one would expect from a teenager. His unpredictable mood swings and monosyllabic answers to his parents’ mild-mannered questions often leave them baffled and bemused.

The creators, who are parents themselves, have a keen insight into the many physical and emotional changes that teens go through during adolescence, and they have the gift of addressing these common dilemmas with compassion and humor.

Contains cartoons not previously collected. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color. Note that in this new treasury format, there are two daily strips per page where formerly there were three.

IBSN: 9781449430573
Publication date: October 15, 2013

30. Chillax: A Novel

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Zits jumps from the comics page to the bookshelf, and Zits: Chillax is perfect for fans of James Patterson's Homeroom Diaries as well as the Zits comic strip!

Jeremy Duncan, future rock god, is going to his first real rock concert (Gingivitis rules!) without his parents (hallelujah!) and with a mission in mind. It'll be an epic night he'll never forget.

Comics genius Stan Lee calls Zits "a comedic masterpiece."

Featuring black-and-white illustrations on every page, Zits: Chillax is based on the hit syndicated comic strip.

Contains text and Zits-style illustrations, not newspaper comic strips.

IBSN: 9780062228512
Publication date: May 21, 2013

29. Triple Shot, Double Pump, No Whip Zits: A Zits Treasury

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Zits is the perfect comic portrayal of life, with an eye-rolling teenager and perplexed but connected parents.

Sixteen-year-old Jeremy Duncan is a high school sophomore and an aspiring musician. He daydreams about the day when his band records its first monster hit single and he and his bandmates all pile into his van for their cross-country, sold-out concert tour. Between naps, study hall, and band practice, Jeremy still manages to find time to be the star of this hugely popular comic strip.

Jeremy is a good kid. He is intelligent and kind, yet he still has the attitude that one would expect from a teenager. His unpredictable mood swings and monosyllabic answers to his parents’ mild-mannered questions often leave them baffled and bemused.

Zits was created in 1997 by Pulitzer Prize– and Reuben Award–winning editorial cartoonist Jim Borgman and Reuben Award–winning cartoonist/writer Jerry Scott. The creators, who are parents themselves, have a keen insight into the many physical and emotional changes that teens go through during adolescence, and they have the gift of addressing these common dilemmas with compassion and humor.

Contains cartoons not previously collected.

IBSN: 9781449423100
Publication date: November 6, 2012

28. Zombie Parents and Other Hopes For A More Perfect World: Sketchbook #15

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

[Apparently, they changed the title of #14 from Zombie Parents to Drive and made Zombie Parents the title for #15.]

Zombie Parents: And Other Hopes for a More Perfect World reminds readers of what it's like to be an adolescent or to parent an adolescent, as fifteen-year-old Jeremy Duncan is constantly either glued to his smartphone or raiding the refrigerator. In the meantime, parents Connie and Walt do their best to enforce their son's curfew, get him to clean his room, and hope that maybe—just once—he'd elaborate on his daily activities.

Presenting a full spectrum of teen and parent goings-on with a wry wit and knowing perspective, I appears in more than 1,600 newspapers worldwide and is read daily by more than 45 million fans. Zombie Parents is the latest collection to entertain Zits fans (both parents and teens) everywhere.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips.Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color.

IBSN: 9781449409739
Publication date: March 13, 2012

27. Sunday Brunch: The Best of Zits Sundays

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Belly up to the buffet . . . it's time for a Sunday Brunch. Inside this immense all-you-can-read hardcover, close to 300 of the best and most popular full-color Sunday strips are presented along with annotations, essays, and original sketches by Zits creators Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman.

Parents themselves, Borgman and Scott have learned a thing or two about living with and parenting teenagers. Lauded by the Los Angeles Times "as one of the freshest and most imaginative strips," and designated as Best Newspaper Comic Strip twice by the National Cartoonists Society, Scott and Borgman's Zits offers shared experience on both sides of the generation gap.

Inside Sunday Brunch, sixteen-year-old Jeremy, the son of parentals Connie and Walt, grapples with the latest trends, confronts hot-button issues ranging from sex and impending career choices, and tackles lighter topics such as sleep schedules and appetite cravings. Next Sunday, sleep a little later and make your pancakes and mimosa even more enjoyable with Zits Sunday Brunch.

Contains selected Sunday cartoons printed in color with notes and comments from the authors.

IBSN: 9781449407971
Publication date: November 1, 2011

26. Drive!: Sketchbook #14

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Homework, curfews, and drivers tests... ah, the joys of being a teenager. In the latest Zits collection Drive! Zits Sketchbook No. 14 we can relive all the trials and tribulations of teen-hood through Jeremy, a sixteen year old boy who's trying his best to survive high school.

In this hilarious collection, Jeremy ambles through his teens with a laptop, cell phone, and iPod ever present at his side, while his mom and dad suffer the constant struggle of parenting a teen. With his garage band, his endless piles of laundry, and his inability to listen, Jeremy does his best to make his parents' lives miserable. They retaliate with nagging, chore giving, and strict curfews. Is it any wonder he sometimes wills his parents as members of the living dead?

Anyone who has raised a teenager, known a teenager, or even been a teenager, will laugh their way through this book that is all too true. So take a trip back to teen-hood in all its glory with Jeremy in Drive!

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color.

IBSN: 9781449401078
Publication date: March 15, 2011

25. You're Making That Face Again: Sketchbook #13

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

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.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color.

IBSN: 9780740797347
Publication date: October 19, 2010

24. Jeremy & Dad: A Zits Tribute-ish to Fathers and Sons

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

What's harder: being a teenager or being the father of a teenager? The answer, of course, depends on whom you ask.

This hilarious collection of Zits comic strips chronicles the perplexing, infuriating, and loving relationship between teenager and father, serving as an entertaining guide to the peculiar art of parenting a teenager. In Jeremy & Dad, angst-filled 16-year-old Jeremy Duncan bursts with the questions, concerns, hormones, and insecurities every teenager has, while Walt, Jeremy's well-meaning father, struggles to pry words—not full sentences, just words—from his son.

Zits has twice been honored with the award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip by the National Cartoonists Society and received the "Max and Moritz" award for Best International Comic Strip in 2000.

Contains cartoons selected thematically from previously published books. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color.

IBSN: 9780740791550
Publication date: April 20, 2010

23. A Zits Guide to Living with Your Teenager

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

In their award-winning comic strip Zits, artist Jim Borgman and writer Jerry Scott have succeeded in creating one of the most poignant, realistic, and funny portrayals of a teenager found in any medium today. Parents themselves, Borgman and Scott have learned a thing or two along the way in their creative and family lives. The result is A Zits Guide to Living with Your Teenager.

A combination of select Zits comic strips depicting the relationship between teenager Jeremy Duncan and his parents, Walt and Connie, and witty, knowing, and dead-on commentary from Borgman and Scott, A Zits Guide to Living with Your Teenager is an indispensible and entertaining manual for parents on the verge of having a teenager.

Zits has twice been honored with the award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip by the National Cartoonists Society and received the "Max and Moritz" award for Best International Comic Strip in 2000.

Contains cartoons selected thematically from previously published books. Strips are printed in color with notes, comments and creative layouts.

IBSN: 9780740791680
Publication date: April 13, 2010

22. Lust and Other Uses for Spare Hormones: A Zits Look At Relationships

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

In the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of . . . Oh, who are we kidding? When do guys NOT think about girls?

Lust and Other Uses for Spare Hormones contains Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman's favorite Zits strips about love. They searched their archives and found enough romance, attempted romance, and failed romance to fill the pages of this collection to the brim.

Zits captures the nature of teenage boys with uncanny precision and merciless honesty. Anyone who has spent any time around an adolescent boy knows that his brain is locked in a constant battle between lust and reason, where lust is Crazy Horse and reason is George Armstrong Custer. This is the natural state of the teen male, and it's portrayed exquisitely in Zits.

Contains cartoons selected thematically from previously published books. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color.

IBSN: 9780740785443
Publication date: October 20, 2009

21. My Bad: A Zits Treasury

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

My Bad is filled with funny, genuine stories about life as—and with—a teenage boy. Taken from firsthand experience of successfully living through the teen years and now raising teenagers, Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman cross the minefield of all that teenagerhood holds. From questions, curiosities, and concerns, to hormones and insecurities, key character Jeremy, girlfriend Sara, and best buds Hector and Pierce make muddling through the day memorable.

Everybody gets Zits because everyone has either been a teenager, is one, will be one, is raising one, or knows one. Maybe that's why this breakthrough work was named Best Newspaper Comic Strip in 1998 and 1999 by the National Cartoonists Society.

Zits nabbed the Max and Moritz Award for Best International Comic Strip in 2000.

Jerry Scott won the 2001 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

Jim Borgman took home the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning and he's the only cartoonist to win the National Cartoonists Society's Best Editorial Cartoonist Award five times. He also won the 1993 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

"Zits is being hailed as one of the freshest and most imaginative strips of recent years." —Los Angeles Times

Contains cartoons not previously collected. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color.

IBSN: 9780740780905
Publication date: March 17, 2009

20. Pierced: A Zits Close-Up

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Zits is "one of the freshest and most imaginative strips." Los Angeles Times

Twice honored as the Best Newspaper Comic Strip, Zits appears in more than 1,600 newspapers and is read daily by more than 45 million fans.

In Pierced, Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman have hand-picked strips spotlighting Pierce, who is often the most popular (and certainly the most perforated) character in their strip. One of Jeremy's best friends and the drummer in the band, Pierce's audacious body art gives all of the outward signs of a fierce nonconformist kid living on the edge. But beneath the metal and tattoo ink lies the soul of the caring, loyal friend and animal lover within. Or as Jeremy describes him, "Face of silver, heart of gold."

Contains cartoons selected thematically from previously published books. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color.

IBSN: 9780740777417
Publication date: October 21, 2008

19. Jeremy and Mom: A Zits Retrospective You Should Definitely Buy for Your Mom

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

"Dude! You gotta' buy this for your mom!" —Jeremy Duncan

A popular psychologist says that teenage boys fire their mothers. It's an age when nurturing moms who've spent years cuddling, tucking, and rocking their little boys suddenly find themselves on the outside trying to see in. Most moms and sons do not make the transition gracefully.

Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman are trying something different with this collection of their phenomenally successful comic strip, Zits. They have combed through more than 10 years of strips and selected more than 200 of the most popular of the Mom/Son themed strips into one book.

"The idea is to provide a more focused look at the dynamic that drives almost all of the mountain of Zits e-mail and letters we receive every month," says Scott. Borgman adds, "If moms can stop what they're doing long enough to discover this book, we think they'll find a lot of comfort (and laughs) in seeing that their struggles with their grunting, slouching, uncommunicative, sloppy, and ultimately incomprehensible sons are universal."

Contains cartoons selected thematically from previously published books. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color.

IBSN: 9780740771019
Publication date: March 1, 2008

18. Alternative Zits: A Zits Treasury

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

"How do you guys do it? My sons both say you've got the teenage mind down pat. My wife and I know you've got the parent-of-a-teenager mind down pat. Did you live in my house or what?" —The Washington Post

In Zits, Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman sublimely manipulate the two seemingly disparate worlds of teenagedom and parenthood to create a strip that is equally enjoyed by teens and their parents. Twice honored as the Best Newspaper Comic Strip, Zits appears in more than 1,500 newspapers and entertains a fan base of more than 45 million.

Appealingly portraying the angst and insecurities associated with growing up, Alternative Zits: A Zits Treasury follows sixteen-year old Jeremy Duncan as his parents, Connie and Walt, masterfully guide him through life's everyday challenges. This collection features all strips from Are We Out of the Driveway Yet? and Rude, Crude, and Tattooed.

Includes cartoons from Are We Out of the Driveway Yet? and Rude, Crude, and Tattooed. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color.

IBSN: 9780740768484
Publication date: September 1, 2007

17. Rude, Crude, and Tattooed: Sketchbook #12

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

"The Duncans remind us of how families are created, how they can drive us out the door one minute and drag us back in the next, offering laughter, love, and inspiration." —Cincinnati Enquirer

Twice honored as the Best Newspaper Comic Strip, Zits appears in more than 1,100 newspapers and is read daily by more than 45 million fans.

When contemplating what to name their strip, Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman sought the insight of Charles Schulz, who told them that Zits was "the worst name for a comic strip since Peanuts." It makes perfect sense then that Zits has achieved Peanuts-like notoriety.

Equally enjoyed by teens and their parental counterparts, Zits appealingly tackles teen issues with equal parts grace and wit. Parents Connie and Walt masterfully guide fifteen-year-old Jeremy Duncan through the pratfalls of teenagedom accompanied by his girlfriend Sara and best friends Hector and Pierce.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily and Sunday strips are in black and white.

IBSN: 9780740763571
Publication date: April 1, 2007

16. Are We Out of the Driveway Yet?: Sketchbook #11

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Appearing in nearly 1,400 newspapers today, Zits has been a runaway success on the funny pages since its July 1997 debut. Creators Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman have won praise from fans and fellow cartoonists alike for their gently accurate portrayal of the angst, concerns, and questions that arrive during adolescence.

Creators Scott and Borgman understand the plight and subtle hilarity of being a teenager and parenting a teenager, which is why in 1998 and 1999, Zits won the Best Newspaper Comic Strip Award by the National Cartoonists Society, and the Max and Moritz Award for Best International Comic Strip in 2000. Zits strikes a universal nerve.

Zits is one of only 18 comic strips throughout history to top the thousand-newspaper mark. It appears in nearly 1,400 newspapers across the country and around the world, and is beloved by fans and fellow cartoonists alike. Zits brilliantly confronts issues affecting teens and their families, providing humor and perspective to everyone.

This Zits collection, with strips that appeared in print from April 2005 to February 2006, delivers the strip's usual mix of knowing humor and insight.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily and Sunday strips are in black and white.

IBSN: 9780740761997
Publication date: September 1, 2006

15. Crack of Noon: A Zits Treasury

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

One of only 18 comic strips in history to top the thousand-newspaper mark, Zits now appears in more than 1,200 papers across the country and around the world. Though it displays a middle-class American teenager and his family, Zits' humor, its struggles with youth angst and issues, and its family situations strike a universal nerve.

I am Jeremy and I am, unfortunately, 15 years old. A high school freshman with, thank God, four good friends but other than that a seriously boring life in a seriously boring town made livable only by the knowledge that someday in the far-off future at least this will all be over and I'll turn 16 and get a driver's license, which I so richly deserve, and then life will finally be good. Which it isn't now, although it isn't completely bad since I've got best friends (Hector and Pierce) that I can totally trust (seriously), Sara, a girlfriend (sort of) that loves me (sort of), a band that's beginning to come together, no joke, and sounds fairly okay but would sound even better if everybody would just show up for practice for once on the same day at the same time, which, by the way has only happened once. Oh, and my parents are seriously ruining my life.

This Zits treasury combines strips from Thrashed and Pimp My Lunch. That means fans can once again enjoy such Zits classic moments as the joys of instant messaging, the proper way to apply deodorant, how to put on an attitude, and much, much more. This is Zits at its best.

Includes cartoons from Thrashed and Pimp My Lunch. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color.

IBSN: 9780740756849
Publication date: March 1, 2006

14. Pimp My Lunch: Sketchbook #10

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

"You must have a camera in my house!" That's the comment Jerry and Jim get most often from readers of their comic strip. And it's probably because Zits is the best depiction of life with a teenager since, well, ever!

Pimp My Lunch: Zits Sketchbook No. 10 Zits chronicles the daily lives of a teen in a way that's not done in the popular media—with respect. "Having teenagers in the house is like having a front-row seat to one of life's great passages," says Jim Borgman. "Zits tries to respect that period by taking a sympathetic view of all the players involved-the parents, as well as the kids."

"We like to think of Zits as the antidote to all of the bad stuff you read about teenagers today," adds Jerry Scott. "Many people believe that modern adolescence is all about gangs, guns, drugs" etc. Zits gives a different view of the teenage experience "where, for most kids, relationships, friendships, school, and sports are the stuff of daily life.

Zits levels the playing field and often causes (gasp!) communication to occur between kids and their parents. Appearing in over 1,200 newspapers worldwide, this enormously popular comic strip has been a staple since it was first syndicated in 1997.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily and Sunday strips are in black and white.

IBSN: 9780740754432
Publication date: October 1, 2005

13. Thrashed: Sketchbook #9

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

"Bottom line: Zits rocks." —Infodad.com

It's incredible to think that Zits was only launched in syndication in the summer of 1997. Since then, the strip's leading teenager, Jeremy Duncan, and his mom, dad, and assorted friends have become a part of the American fabric and, more important, a part of our own families. Who else but cocreators Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman could so quickly work this magic through the more than 1,200 newspapers that now carry Zits worldwide?

Now comes Thrashed, the 9th collection of this incredibly popular strip. All the usual suspects are here: Jeremy; his friends Hector, Sarah, and Pierce; and Jeremy's long-suffering mom and dad. The crew find themselves wrapped up in all the angst and anxiety that life can muster, from keeping the gas tank above "E" to understanding the meaning of life. Through it all, Zits maintains its focus on the adventurous-if-sometimes-pockmarked journey that teens take toward adulthood.

This Zits collection of the past year's daily and Sunday strips is perfect for both teenagers and those who share residences with them, or ever did. Its warm and sympathetic tone brings humor and insight, even though the terrain is often rocky.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily and Sunday strips are in black and white.

IBSN: 9780740751172
Publication date: May 1, 2005

12. Random Zits: A Zits Treasury

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Zits follows the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, a sarcastic, cynical, sensitive, intelligent, typical kid. As Jeremy navigates life with his parents, girlfriend Sara, and buddies Pierce and Hector, he embodies all the characteristics unique to the weirdest, toughest, and most intense time most guys ever face: the teen years. He endures it all, armed with little more than a wry, penetrating sense of humor, a sullen expression, and a guitar named Larry.

Random Zits not-so-randomly combines the previous collections Road Trip! and Teenage Tales into one mega-volume. It features popular story lines that include Jeremy and Hector fixing up their old van and taking it for a clandestine joy ride, Jeremy learning the value of tact on his girlfriend's bad hair days, selling random household items on eBay, surviving sudden radical growth spurts, and being coaxed into a fishing trip with his father, who seizes the opportunity to have "the talk."

Zits captures the nature of teenage boys with uncanny precision. In one series of strips, Jeremy's mom is alarmed to find a fist-size hole in the wall of his room. When he reluctantly describes what happened, it turns out that the hole wasn't made in a moment of teen hormonal rage, but in a moment of teen hormonal idiocy, when he used his mom's meat tenderizing mallet to swat a bug. Anyone who has spent much time around an adolescent boy will recognize this seemingly inexplicable behavior: intelligence and impulsiveness locked in constant battle. This is the natural state of the teenage male, and it's portrayed exquisitely in Zits.

Includes cartoons from Road Trip! and Teenage Tales. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color. Contains a pull-out poster similar to the book cover showing the characters dancing.

IBSN: 9780740746697
Publication date: September 1, 2004

11. Teenage Tales: Sketchbook #8

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

"Though voices may raise or doors may slam from time to time, the world of Zits is always an environment of an overarching love and care for each other within the Duncan family."—Jim Borgman, cocreator of Zits

Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Duncan is the heart and soul of puberty. A typical teen, Jeremy is shy, self-absorbed, and bored. He loves hanging out and playing the guitar. He lives in the shadow of his older brother's perfect 4.0 grade-point-average, athletic talents, and flawless complexion. Jeremy's girlfriend, Sara, loves that she can get him to do anything for her. His best friends are Hector and Pierce, whom he's known for-almost-ever. His parents? Uncool baby boomers. (Unless you're a parent, then they are two suburban professionals just trying to do the best they can with a teenager going through that "awkward" phase.)

The enormously popular comic strip Zits depicts teenage and parental angst like no other. Teenage Tales is a cornucopia of Zits for die-hard fans everywhere.

Zits can be seen in more than 1,100 newspapers, which is almost unheard of—only 18 other comic strips have achieved that extraordinary milestone. Zits has also won the National Cartoonists Society's Best Comic Strip of the Year award for two years in a row.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily and Sunday strips are in black and white.

IBSN: 9780740741449
Publication date: April 1, 2004

10. Road Trip!: Sketchbook #7

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

"[Zits] is one of the most visually innovative comic strips to come along in years. Borgman's graphic pyrotechnics are the perfect complement to Scott's carefully designed layouts." —Brian Walker, The Comics Since 1945

The world is full of issues but none so pressing as those faced by a teenager. For proof, look no further than Zits, the timely teenage-focused strip that now appears in more than 1,100 newspapers worldwide.

This two-time recipient of the National Cartoonists Society's Award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip follows the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, a kid bursting with questions, concerns, hormones, and insecurities. Cast adrift between the worlds of peer and parent, Jeremy survives by clinging to his sense of humor . . . the universal flotation device of the teenage years.

Creators Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman pull all of this eating, dating, driving, and parental angst and energy together in Road Trip! Zits Sketchbook #7. This hilarious collection contains the very popular series of strips that follows Jeremy and his best amigo, Hector, as they actually (okay, and accidentally) get to test-drive their van. Yes, that van on the cover.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily and Sunday strips are in black and white.

IBSN: 9780740738142
Publication date: September 1, 2003

9. Zits Supersized: A Zits Treasury

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Just about every teen will find something to relate to and laugh at in this new collection. . . . Smart dialogues and one-liners match the clever and imaginative drawings." —KLIATT magazine

Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Duncan is bored with school. His mom talks his ear off. His dad's jokes are lame on a world-class level. But while Jeremy may believe much of his life is a big yawn, parent and teen readers of the comics pages from more than 1,000 different newspapers eagerly embrace the real-life humor and clever stories of Zits every day.

Zits: Super-Sized marks the third anxiously awaited treasury of the hilarious trials and tribulations of Jeremy and a dynamic cast of characters that includes girlfriend Sara, best-friends Hector and Pierce, and parents Connie and Walt. The strip is such a funny pages staple that it's hard to believe it was only six years ago that creators Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman were pondering whether Zits was the right name for their soon-to-debut strip. Charles Schulz told Borgman that it was "the worst name for a comic strip since Peanuts." It only stands to reason that the strip would go on to Peanuts-like notoriety. Today, it's impossible to imagine that the humorous, edgy strip could be known by any other name.

Complete with brilliant four-color illustrations, Zits: Super-Sized chronicles more than two years' worth of the wildly popular strip that's twice been honored with the award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip by the National Cartoonists Society.

Includes cartoons from Zits Unzipped and Busted!. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color. Contains the Director's Cut of the Goodnight Moon spoof, Good Night Dude.

IBSN: 9780740733079
Publication date: April 4, 2003

8. Busted!: Sketchbook #6

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

"Zits has been a smash since it was introduced in 1997. It's the story of Jeremy, a typical 15-year-old who rolls his eyes and sighs at his baby boomer parents but also loves and needs them. You may not laugh when your teenager acts that way toward you, but you'll laugh at Zits." —Holland Sentinel

Mention the comic strip Zits to teenagers or their parents and they'll eagerly launch into a long list of their favorite stories and strips that made it to the refrigerator door, making Zits the most effective form of communication between parents and their teens since the Post-it note. It's a phenomenon that takes place daily all over the world as teens and their parents thrust the latest exploits of Jeremy and his parents in front of each other and say, "This is so you!"

This latest collection contains the story of Jeremy and Hector's surefire moneymaking summer koi pond digging business, the e-mail breakup between Sara and Jeremy, and over 200 more of this "essence of adolescence" comic strip. Busted! marks the eighth collection of the strip, which now appears in more than 1,000 newspapers worldwide.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily and Sunday strips are in black and white.

IBSN: 9780740726750
Publication date: September 1, 2002

7. Zits Unzipped: Sketchbook #5

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

The comic strip Zits has become one of the most popular strips on the comics pages today. The humorous daily life of parents Connie and Walt Duncan and the teenager they own and operate, Jeremy, are presented as an open book for all to read in Zits Unzipped. In this collection, creators Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman chronicle the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan as if there were a camera following his every confused adolescent move. He has to be dragged out of bed at noon during summer vacation. He agonizes over and dissects every syllable of a cryptic exchange he's just had with his girlfriend, Sara. He almost bursts with the questions, concerns, and insecurities of teenagerhood, yet fends off every attempt by his mom to get him to talk with a standard "I dunno."

With its perfect blend of teenage reality and clever humor, Zits Unzipped delivers laughs for Zits' faithful readers and new fans alike.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily and Sunday strips are in black and white.

IBSN: 9780740723223
Publication date: April 1, 2002

6. Big Honkin' Zits: A Zits Treasury

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Widely lauded by critics, colleagues, and readers, Zits is has been twice honored with the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award as the Best Newspaper Comic Strip, and received the Max and Moritz Award for Best International Comic Strip.

This treasury, Big Honkin' Zits, represents a compilation of Don't Roll Your Eyes at Me, Young Man! and Are We an 'Us'?. With friends and family, Jeremy ponders life's great philosophical questions, such as, "If the universe is constantly expanding, how come the sky never gets any bigger?" He tackles serious issues, too, deciding with his buddy, Hector, to shave his head to support a friend's mom who's battling cancer.

Big Honkin' Zits masterfully guides its readers through the real-life joys and heartaches of being a teenager.

Includes cartoons from Don't Roll Your Eyes At Me, Young Man and Are We An 'Us'?. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color.

IBSN: 9780740718540
Publication date: August 28, 2001

5. Are We An 'Us'?: Sketchbook #4

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

If you thought being 15 was rough, trying being Jeremy Duncan. His teenage trials and tribulations are on display in this collection of the phenomenally successful strip, Are We an 'Us'?: Zits Sketchbook 4.

The honesty and humor of Zits appeals to anyone who has ever been 15 or is currently experiencing the challenges of raising a teenager. Together with his friends and family, Jeremy humorously captures the baffling essence of adolescence perfectly. Whether he's trying to navigate the tumultuous waters of teenage relationships, enduring lame jokes by his dad, or hatching a road-trip scheme with his long-time best friend, Hector, Jeremy's plight leaves Zits readers young and old knowingly nodding their heads in recognition that they've been there themselves.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily and Sunday strips are in black and white.

IBSN: 9780740713972
Publication date: March 20, 2001

4. Don't Roll Your Eyes At Me, Young Man!: Sketchbook #3

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

In Zits, countless readers relish Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott's right-on look at teenage life, as told through the eyes of perpetually ambivalent, yet lovable, teenager Jeremy Duncan. Here's a 15-year-old kid who seems to speak for teenagers everywhere, even if it's with a withering look or a nonchalant shrug. As Jeremy himself might say: "Adolescence bites!"

Zits has attracted an enormous following of fans, teenagers and adults alike. This Zits sketchbook, Don't Roll Your Eyes At Me, Young Man!, warmly chronicles the growing pains of the Duncan household and follows Jeremy as he navigates his way through his perpetual freshman year of high school. Caring, funny, impatient, self-absorbed, and bored silly, Jeremy is the charming essence of adolescence today.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily and Sunday strips are in black and white.

IBSN: 9780740711664
Publication date: September 15, 2000

3. Humongous Zits: A Zits Treasury

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Adolescence is a time of painful growth and unpredictable change, when kids come packaged in a jumble of baggy jeans, rolling eyeballs, and grunting communication. Cartoonists Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman have captured the humor of that challenging time with Zits, in which they chronicle the life and times of the typically exasperating yet ever lovable Jeremy Duncan.

In this first Zits treasury, faithful fans of Jeremy's world will get a glimpse behind the scenes with never-before-seen sketches and the stories behind the strips. Sunday cartoons appear in full-color, highlighting the strip's acclaimed drawing style.

Even though the teenage terrain is rocky, Zits is warm and sympathetic. "The highest compliment we hear from readers is, 'You must have a camera hidden in our house!'" says Borgman.

Includes cartoons from Zits and Growth Spurt. Daily strips are printed in black and white; Sunday strips are printed in color.

IBSN: 9780740700132
Publication date: March 1, 2000

2. Growth Spurt: Sketchbook #2

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

"With these instantly familiar characters, Scott and Borgman create laser-accurate slices of family life in a handful of skillfully drawn vignettes each day. Their special genius is viewing the always baffling, often stressful care and feeding of teens as light(hearted) work."—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Is it any wonder that 15-year-olds feel caught in the middle? They're revved up with childhood energy yet trying to downshift to what they think is "adult cool." If their age group didn't already possess every morsel of knowledge in the universe, it could be downright confusing!

Zits is front and center on the comics scene, following the life of Jeremy Duncan, age 15, as he works his hardest to figure it all out. It's unfortunate that Jeremy has to live with those time warp weirdos some call his parents, but he tolerates them as long as they don't get in the way of his chief interests: music and hanging with his friends.

In Growth Spurt, Scott and Borgman hilariously illustrate the ups and downs of adolescence—particularly when, like Jeremy, you're cursed with an older brother who's perfect, burdened by your "do-I-have-to-admit-I-really-know-them" parents, and majorly handicapped by having to go to high school.

With his laid back outlook, Jeremy is making the best of it, even when it means lifeguarding the Aqua Aerobics for Seniors class with his friend Hector, or having a mom who doesn't even understand that she doesn't understand him, or inadvertently telling his girlfriend, Sara, that her freckles are nice because they hide her acne. Zits looks at the teenage years with charm and a healthy dose of warmth and humor.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily and Sunday strips are in black and white.

IBSN: 9780836278484
Publication date: April 1, 1999

1. Zits: Sketchbook #1

by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Fitting in. Being different. Growing up. Staying a kid: Zits is a comic strip about the funniest, most painfully emotionally charged, physically demanding, mentally challenging, and colorful times of our lives—adolescence. Those who are living it can relate. And those who have been through it cannot remember the time without smiling, or at least wincing at the arrogance and ignorance we all mistook as maturity during those few eternal years.

Zits: Sketchbook #1 is an inside look at life from the point of view of Jeremy, a private 15-year-old who is desperately hacking his way out of childhood and into maturity. He labors in the shadow of Chad, his perfect older brother who is away at college. Jeremy is a freshman in high school whose main pastimes are hanging out with his best friend, Hector Garcia, forming a garage band, and being amazed at his parents' spectacular ignorance about almost everything. Impatient, self-absorbed, emotional, and bored silly, Jeremy is the essence of adolescence. Zits resonates with its fans because the strip contains so much truth and insight, wrapped in an uproarious context that's all too familiar to everyone who's been 15 or has parented a teenager.

Contains approximately one year of Zits comic strips. Daily and Sunday strips are in black and white.

IBSN: 9780836268256
Publication date: September 1, 1998