Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott's Baby Blues is a past winner of the esteemed National Cartoonists Society's Award for Best Comic Strip of the Year. The two have published 16 successful Baby Blues collections and three treasuries since 1993. Their strip appears in nearly 800 newspapers, and their Web site, babyblues.com, receives more than a quarter of a million hits each month. Jerry was recently honored with the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year for his work on both Baby Blues and Zits, the other popular strip he cocreates. He lives in Malibu, Calif. Rick lives in Phoenix, Ariz.