A Milestone!

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

Twenty-five years ago today Baby Blues first appeared in print in twenty or so newspapers with this strip:


A couple of dozen plus one years later Baby Blues is seen daily by a hundred million readers in 1200 newspapers worldwide, and the list is still growing. Not bad for a couple of guys who were hoping to create a comic strip that would last five years and create an excuse for all the time we were spending trying to crack each other up with jokes and drawings. It’s been a ton of fun, no small amount of work (9,131 strips!), and a real adventure.

But Baby Blues isn’t just Rick and Jerry. We also want to recognize and thank our patient and supportive spouses, Kim and Sukey. Thanks also to Taylor, Madison, Abbey and Cady Lane, along with various cousins, friends and classmates who allowed us to swipe and exploit most of the cute and annoying things they did when they were little. King Features is the company that syndicates Baby Blues to all of those newspapers, and provides all of the behind-the-scenes business stuff that allows us to get paid for what we do. They are the best of the best.

And special recognition to all of you, the best readers in the world! You are the ones who keep us at the drawing board. Thank you for that privilege.

Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott