Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman have selected 103 pieces from their 26-year-old, award-winning strip Zits for Heritage Auctions’ sale on January 4. Zits has appeared in more than 1,700 newspapers worldwide since its introduction in July 1997.
The offering consist of nearly 100 daily and Sunday strips and then a few specialty pieces.
The strips are from the years 1998 – 2023 and include some complete six day weekly arcs.
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“How many people have the opportunity to touch people with their work?” Scott says. “When we hear from people, it’s very gratifying. And it’s always the same: You got that right, and it’s honest. When Jim and I talk about why we’re offering these strips, it always comes back to this, Zits is like the moon. Anyone can look at and enjoy the moon for free, but only a limited number of people can own a moon rock…”
“It will be nice to know they found homes everywhere,” Borgman says. “Some people will treasure them. That’s the exciting part of letting them go. These pieces will be in places of honor in people’s homes and not on the walls of museums…”