is a United States comedy writer
. He was co-owner and editor-in-chief
of The Onion
from 1989 to 2000
, and editor-in-chief
from 2005 to 2008. He is the author or co-author of several best-selling humor books.
He is also the creator and artist of the comic strip Jim's Journal, which was syndicated to college newspapers from 1987 to 1997.
Dikkers has written and directed several films, including episodes of "The Onion News Network" web videos (2007) and the independent features Spaceman (1997), and Bad Meat (2003), starring Chevy Chase.
- Jim's Journal collections (all strips and books credited to "Jim")
- I Went to College and It Was Okay: A Collection of Jim's Journal Cartoons (1991, ISBN 0-8362-1867-1)
- I Got a Job and It Wasn't That Bad: The Second Collection of Jim's Journal Cartoons (1993, ISBN 0-8362-1709-8)
- I Made Some Brownies and They Were Pretty Good: The Third Jim's Journal Collection (1995, ISBN 0-8362-1776-4)
- I Got Married If You Can Believe That: The Fourth Collection of Jim's Journal Cartoons (1996, ISBN 0-8362-1029-8)
- I Feel Like a Grown-Up Now: The Fifth Jim's Journal Collection (1998, ISBN 0-8362-5184-9)
- The Pretty Good Jim's Journal Treasury: The Definitive Collection of Every Published Cartoon 1999, ISBN 0-7407-0007-3)
- You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day (credited to "Dr. Oswalt T. Pratt and Dr. Scott Dikkers") (1999, ISBN 0-7407-0025-1)