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Catalog Number AC2016-0003
Collection James "Jim" Scancarelli Papers
Title James "Jim" Scancarelli Papers
Scope & Content James Scancarelli, known professionally as Jim, was born August 24, 1941 in New York City and is an American cartoonist and musician. As an infant, his family moved to his mother's home state of North Carolina where he currently lives in Charlotte since 1986, he has been writing and drawing the syndicated comic strip Gasoline Alley for Tribune Media Services. He is the fourth cartoonist to draw the comic strip following his predecessors Frank King, Bill Perry and Dick Moores. Scancarelli is also a prizewinning bluegrass fiddler. Scancarelli began his professional association with Gasoline Alley as an assistant to Dick Moores in 1979 and took the strip over in 1986 upon Moores' death. Although technology is available, Scancarelli prefers the traditional India ink and brush techniques to create the comic strip, used by his predecessors.

Collection contains originals, printed copies, and checking proofs of the daily "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strips featuring Chipper Wallet running from 2016-2017 in broken sequences. Other drawings in the collection were drawn by Scancarelli for the PAHx Society to help the PA profession celebrate its 50th Anniversary. These items include a poster drawing and a stand-up cutout drawing of Chipper to display at national PA meetings in 2017. Additional items include correspondence regarding the comic strips and drawings and the development of a special edition Gasoline Alley comic book featuring Chipper as a hospital corpsman, PA student, and clinically-active pioneering PA. Chipper's honorary AAPA membership card is included also in the collection.
Admin/Biographical History James Scancarelli, known professionally as Jim, was born August 24, 1941 in New York City and is an American cartoonist and musician. As an infant, his family moved to his mother's home state of North Carolina where he currently lives in Charlotte since 1986, he has been writing and drawing the syndicated comic strip Gasoline Alley for Tribune Media Services. He is the fourth cartoonist to draw the comic strip following his predecessors Frank King, Bill Perry and Dick Moores. Scancarelli is also a prizewinning bluegrass fiddler. Scancarelli began his professional association with Gasoline Alley as an assistant to Dick Moores in 1979 and took the strip over in 1986 upon Moores' death. Although technology is available, Scancarelli prefers the traditional India ink and brush techniques to create the comic strip, used by his predecessors.
Creator James "Jim" Scancarelli
Copyrights Copyright for the Physician Assistant History Society records is held by the Society; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], James "Jim" Scancarelli Collection, Physician Assistant History Society, Johns Creek, GA, USA
Search Terms Jim Scancarelli
James "Jim" Scancarelli
Chipper Wallet
Gasoline Alley (Comic Strip)
Comic Strip
Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants Media
Year Range from 2016
Year Range to 2017
Containers AAPA Chipper Wallet Honorary Membership Card, 1990
Chipper's Letter to Ruth Ballweg, 2016 November 4
Correspondence between Carter and Scancarelli, 2016-2017
Copies Black and White Inked Comic Strip Daily Newspaper, 1981 August 17-31, 2016 September 10-24
Gasoline Alley Comic Strips, 2010, 2016-2017 (copies)