Jay Scott Pike (also known as Jim Pike) was born in Philadelphia in 1924. He attended the Art Students League in New York at the age of 16 and, after service in the Marines, resumed his art studies at the Parsons School of Design and the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. He is known for his sexy pin-ups and his art for magazines like Master Detectives and comic books. He drew crime, war, romance, mystery western stories for many titles of the Atlas/Marvel line, such as 'Lorna, the Jungle Girl', 'Frontier Western', 'Chamber of Chills', 'Marines in Battle', 'Battleground', 'Journey into Mystery', 'Sports Action' and 'Battlefront' in the 1950s. With writer Don Rico, he co-created the character 'Jann of the Jungle' in Jungle Tales, and drew her adventures in numerous issues of that title and her own series.
In the second half of the 1960s and the early 1970s he was a regular artist on DC's romance titles, such as Girls' Love Stories, Heart Throbs, Our Love Story, Secret Hearts, and Young Love. A regular feature by Pike was '3 Girls - Their Lives - Their Loves' in Heart Throbs. He also created the undersea superheroine 'Dolphin' for DC's Showcase. As an advertising artist, Scott has worked for companies like Proctor and Gamble, Pepsi, General Mills, Ford Borden's, and Trans World Airlines. After a long hiatus from comic books, Pike returned in 1993 as a lay-out and pencil artist for a couple of issues of the DC Comics series 'Scarlett'.
Panels from his comics inspired Roy Lichtenstein's pop-art paintings 'Good Morning, Darling' (1964) and 'V-Vicki, I Thought I Heard Your Voice' (1964).