Scott heeded the proposition but was unsatisfied with his character's sketches, finding them similar to those of his existing strip.After Scott discussed the issue with his artist friend Jim Borgman, the two corresponded with one another over the next few months and eventually collaborated on the characters that would become the Duncans.

Walt is portrayed as clueless and old-fashioned about technology, especially computers and video players.

But he is shown to be playing with a drone in the December 26, 2015 strip.

The van is in running condition but doesn't run very well considering its age.

It was after the band debuted in a Battle of the Bands competition that Jeremy received his first kiss from Sara and the relationship took off.

Though Jeremy does not share much with his parents, Connie is always more than willing to listen to him.

While Connie means well for Jeremy, she has the serious tendency to be incredibly over-controlling.In September 2007 strips, Jeremy's mother refers to his being a sophomore in high school. On the August 23, 2009 strip, his driver's license was shown.Running gags in the strip include depictions of Jeremy's room as being so messy that Connie has to dig a tunnel to reach him, and his ability to consume vast quantities of food in seconds (either by literally inhaling or shoveling it in; one strip even showed him unhinging his jaw to eat a large sandwich).On another occasion, Jeremy is overwhelmed by a school essay he has to write and all the other commitments he has made.A fellow student, Phoebe, suggests he use a website to pull a bootleg essay off the Internet.King Features, already distributing Baby Blues and Borgman's editorial cartoons, began running the new comic strip in 1997 with Scott writing and Borgman drawing.