Zits Comic Strip: After 12 years, Jeremy Turns 16

If you enjoyed, please share
Email this to someoneTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditShare on StumbleUponPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on Facebook

Ever since my older son entered his teens, “Zits” has been my favorite comic strip. I don’t think I ever identified with another comic strip more. When my older son began to outgrow Jeremy’s 15 year old antics, my younger son grew right into them. For years my family laughed at ourselves through “Zits” almost every day.

If you’ve never read it, “Zits” is a syndicated comic strip about the life of Jeremy, a 15 year old teenager, his parents Walt and Connie Duncan, his best friend Hector and his sometimes girlfriend Sara. If you have teenage sons you can not help but enjoy “Zits”.

My son began learning to play the guitar at the same time that Jeremy from “Zits” did. At the time, both of their favorite songs became Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. Then a strip ran which had Jeremy and his mom connecting over their love for Stairway to Heaven. She then mentions to Jeremy that he was conceived during that song. The look on Jeremy’s face was priceless and my son I and had a big laugh after I assured him that it was not the case with him.

Now, after 12 long years, Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman, artist and writer of “Zits”, have decided to let Jeremy turn 16. They can now write about many new adventures, beginning with Jeremy taking his road test. This will all begin tomorrow, August 3, 2009.

I highly recommend the “Zits” comic strip to teens, parents and any family that will ever have or ever had teens. My whole family has been a fan for years. You might even want to check out the bound Zits books so that you can read the strips all at once as a story. You won’t be sorry.

See also: 
Best Books for Families
Lunar Antics Comics – How Would Aliens View our Society?

If you enjoyed, please share
Email this to someoneTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditShare on StumbleUponPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on Facebook

Comments

  1. I started appreciating “Zits” when my own son was 15 (10 years ago), and can still relate to it now, even though my current 15-year-old is a girl (my stepdaughter). Nice to know Jeremy is being allowed to turn 16, though.

  2. I get Zits in the local newspaper here in Malaysia, and can totally relate to it, seeing that my son is now 16. I’d love to include a Zits widget in my blog, still hunting for it.

  3. Jeremy is an out of control punk. He’s spoiled rotten, and his professional father is a wimp. His mother is an enabler to his rude and self indulgent behaviour. No wonder his older brother NEVER came back from the early years of this lame comic strip! As a father of 5 boys and one girl I find this strip really out of touch with child rearing. As an emergency dept nurse I see the dumbing down of the parent as their children control them. Many parents these days are too over protective of their children. We are now raising kids that will never be able to protect themselves.

  4. …have a sence of hummor! this is not a parenting article! it has to do with the differences in parents and teens, such as technology and dream differences, I started reading zits as a teenager and now that I live on my own still find it funny. Simmer down its a comic not a way of life

Speak Your Mind

*