Jim Scancarelli has been the artist of the classic newspaper comic 'Gasoline Alley' since 1986. Scancarelli was born in New York City, and grew up in North Carolina and Washington D.C. He served in the US Navy and worked on graphics for TV shows like The Johnny Cash Show before turning to comics. Scancarelli began assisting Dick Moores on the classic newspaper strip 'Gasoline Alley' in 1979. He also cooperated with George Breisacher on 'Mutt & Jeff'.
Gasoline Alley strip from 2001, featuring an aged version of one of the original characters, Walt.
He took over 'Gasoline Alley' completely when Moores died in 1986. He continues to draw the strip for Tribune Media Services to great acclaim, and still lets let the characters age, like the original creator Frank King started doing in the 1920s. The artist won the NCS Award for his work on the comic strip in 1988. Jim Scancarelli is also active as a bluegrass fiddler, and is known for his railroad model building.