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DescriptionJERRY SCOTT (American, 1955)
Doodle for Hunger, 2009
Conte crayon on paper
9 x 12 in.
Signed lower right
Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters
Jerry Scott is an American cartoonist, co-creator of Baby Blues and co-creator of Zits. He started cartooning professionally in the mid-1970's by submitting gag cartoons to magazines, and he sold one from his first batch to the Saturday Evening Post. In 1983, Scott took over Nancy, which was created by Ernie Bushmiller (he eventually handed it over to Guy Gilchrist in the 1990s). He became friends with Rick Kirkman and they created Baby Blues, a comic based on family life with little children. Later, Scott and Jim Borgman collaborated to create Zits, which follows family life with a teenage son. Scott was still working on the last two strips as of 2012.
Artists, entertainers, athletes, politicians, and business celebrities put their artistic and creative skills to good use by doodling. Proceeds from Doodle for Hunger allow St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters to give support to a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor. Special conditions of sale apply.
St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters: Mission Statement
St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters is established to alleviate the physical and emotional hunger of the poor and needy in a dignified and supportive manner. The St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters takes a comprehensive approach in providing and supporting services that eradicate not only hunger, but the structural causes of hunger.
The St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters support a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor.
The St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters also fights hunger through special events for those in need. Each location has customized its program according to the needs of the local community.
Working together with the staff and volunteers at various locations to promote emotional and physical well-being through programs sponsored by banks, hospitals, social service providers, and the corporate community, the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters raises awareness of the needs within the community and forges new relationships.
In addition to feeding the hungry, the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters works to eliminate hunger and its underlying causes by providing literacy programs, counseling for persons with addictions, support for victims of domestic violence, and training for those who help eradicate the various structural causes of hunger.
Scott, Jerry:Jerry 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, he was asked to take over the 'Nancy' comic strip, originally by Ernie Bushmiller, which he continued to create for twelve years.
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