Synopses & Reviews
Comic god Stan Lee says Zits is a “comedic masterpiece!” Fans of funny illustrated YA novels such as Drama by Raina Telgemeier and Teen Angst? Naaah… by Ned Vizzini will definitely want to read Zits: Chillax.
In Zits: Chillax, Jeremy Duncan, high school sophomore and future rock god, offers up a comedic outlook on teenage life, including school, parents, chores, bands, and friends.
Jeremy and his best friend, Hector Garcia, are planning to achieve a lifelong dream…going to a rock concert! Without parental supervision. But the Gingivitis concert falls on the same night their friend Tim is donating bone marrow for his mom, a cancer patient. Not a problem: Jeremy and Hector are determined to go to the show…for Tim.
Written and illustrated by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman, Zits: Chillax is based on their comic strip, Zits. The book features 300 illustrations—including hilarious full-page comics.
“Well-executed, clean fun with a heart.” Kirkus Reviews
“An engaging and fast read. A great recommendation for kids who have graduated from “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” School Library Journal
“Zits is a comedic masterpiece!” Stan Lee
“Zits is plugged in and ready to rock!” Lincoln Peirce, author of the New York Times bestselling Big Nate Series
“This is crazy fun all around, with just the right degree of seriousness to anchor the levity.Fans of Zits can rejoice in this new direction.” Bulletin of the Center for Children & #8217;s Books
jumps from the comics page to the bookshelf!
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.
Based on the hit comic strip!
About the Author
Jerry Scott has been a professional cartoonist (aka getting paid to do a comic strip) for almost thirty years, and has been the corecipient of the National Cartoonists Society's Best Comic Strip of the Year honor four times. Sweet! In 1997 (the nineties rock!), and along with the artistic genius of Jim Borgman, Zits
the comic strip was born. Jerry is a total overachiever, the recipient of many prestigious awards, which are too numerous and we're too lazy to list—just trust us, he's awesome. He's currently livin' the dream in California with his family.
Jim Borgman has been a cartoonist since kindergarten. An overachiever like Jerry, he has been voted the Best Editorial Cartoonist in America five times (whoa!), been the corecipient (with Jerry) of the Best Comic Strip of the Year Award three times, and he's won most of the top cartooning awards ever presented. Jim's cartoons have hung in some pretty serious places, like the Smithsonian, the National Archives, and various presidential libraries—and above the president of the United States' personal toilet (okay, that one's pretty cool). Jim lives in Colorado with his family.