Jim Scancarelli

Ranked #113 on the list Best Comic Strip Creator of All Time

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About Jim Scancarelli

James Scancarelli (born August 24, 1941), known professionally as Jim Scancarelli, is an American musician and cartoonist. Since 1986, he has been writing and drawing the syndicated comic strip Gasoline Alley for Tribune Media Services. In that role, his predecessors were Frank King, Bill Perry and Dick Moores. Born in New York City, Scancarelli is the son of an archivist for the Italian embassy. When he was still an infant, his family moved to his mother's home state of North Carolina. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he went into radio and television, including a position as art director for The Johnny Cash Show, creating scenery and writing cue cards. Scancarelli had a successful career as a freelance magazine illustrator, and he did slide transparency art until computers made that job obsolete. Scancarelli says his deep appreciation for comics was cultivated during childhood visits to his grandfather's house. His grandfather read the strips to him and pointed out details in each panel. His earliest comic strip recollection is of Gasoline Alley. He now lives in that same house and notes, "Little did I know that 50 years later I’d be working on the comic strip in the next

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