‘Zits’ Reaches 1,000-Newspaper Mark

By: Dave Astor

“Zits” reached the 1,000-newspaper mark in less than five years — making it one of the fastest-growing comics in recent decades.

It joins at least 15 other comics (out of the 225 or so distributed by major syndicates) with at least 1,000 clients. “Garfield,” which leads the way with 2,600 clients, also had a fast rise to 1,000 after starting in 1978.

The 1997-launched “Zits,” which stars a teen boy, is by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman of King Features Syndicate.

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