Jumble puzzle will feature well known cartoonists as ‘Guest Jumblers’

Starting Monday, well-known cartoonists will be acting as “Guest Jumblers,” illustrating and, in some cases, creating puns for the scrambled word puzzle that appears daily in the News Sentinel’s comics section.

jumbleThe regular Jumble artist is Jeff Knurek. The guests he invited to participate this year are:

• Mort and Greg Walker, creators of “Beetle Bailey”
• Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman, co-creators of “Baby Blues”
• Jerry Van Amerongen, creator of “Ballard Street”
• Cathy Guisewite, creator of “Cathy”
• Patrick McDonnell, creator of “Mutts”
• Lynn Johnston, creator of “For Better or For Worse”

“I’ve played Jumble for many years,” said Baby Blues co-creator Rick Kirkman. “My wife and I used to do Jumble a lot together. This was a chance to be a part of something on the comics pages that was there long before I became a syndicated cartoonist. What an honor.”

Jumble is marking its 60th anniversary this year. This is the second year for Guest Jumbler Week.