Rick Kirkman (born 1953) is a cartoonist and co-creator of the comic strip Baby Blues. He received the National Cartoonist Society Newspaper Comic Strip Award in 1995, and the Reuben Award[1] in 2012 for his work on the strip. He also served as co-executive producer of the WB Network TV series of Baby Blues.

Prior to the creation of Baby Blues,[2][3] Rick Kirkman worked as a humorous illustrator and gag cartoonist. His gag cartoons appeared in magazines including Saturday Evening Post, Saturday Review and Good Housekeeping. He created humorous illustrations for advertising clients including America West Airlines, Bic Corporation, Campbells, Ramada Inn and Best Western; and accompanying articles in Parents Magazine, Money, Children's Television Workshop and Redbook.

He collaborated with longtime friend, Jerry Scott,[3] to create the comic strip Baby Blues, which was launched in 1990 by Creators Syndicate.


  1. ^ "National Cartoonists Society". Rueben Awards. Rueben Awards. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Love comic strips 'Zits' and 'Rubes'? Meet the SLO County creators". San Luis Obispo Tribune. San Luis Obispo Tribune. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b "'My job is to make people smile': Comic strip creator discusses his career". Juneau Empire. Juneau Empire. Retrieved 12 September 2018.

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