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Jim Borgman has been the Enquirer's editorial cartoonist since 1976. Borgman has won every major award in his field, including the 1991 Pulitzer Prize, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1993, and most recently, the Adamson Award in 2005 as International Cartoonist of the Year. His award-winning daily comic strip Zits, co-created with Jerry Scott, chronicles the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, his family and friends through the glories and challenges of the teenage years. Since debuting in July 1997, Zits has regularly finished #1 in reader comics polls across America and is syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

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Friday, October 13, 2006


I came out of Rock Bottom Brewery last night with some friends on my way to the David Sedaris talk at the Aronoff when I sensed an otherworldly light around me. They were test driving the new video screen looming above Fountain Square for the grand reopening on Saturday. Ted pointed out that it was actually causing us to cast shadows on the sidewalk.

Hard to imagine how the Square will be ready to launch on Saturday -- we walked past exposed rebar sticking out of the unfinished surface behind the construction fences and cranes were still working full tilt. From the artist renderings I had imagined I'd see groves of trees and grassy play areas. Everything I saw was concrete. What do I know about construction, but it'll be dazzling if they bring this one in for a landing on time.


at 10/13/06, 3:29 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummmm...Rock Bottom Brewery.
What did you have?

at 10/13/06, 5:30 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

typical jim borgman....

here we go with the negativity again. for your information, the tv does have a cable hookup and they plan on playing all the bengals game on it.

the city has made some mistakes in the past, but one thing i know is you sure havent helped at all.

at 10/13/06, 9:34 PM Blogger Chris Burch said...

in defense of Borgman, this cartoon isn't intrinsically negative. it's just humorous, pertinent, and witty... all of which are the hallmarks of a great cartoonist. I strongly doubt that Borgman was trying to make a political statement with this cartoon. Lighten up, man. For your own good - just enjoy it for what it is.

at 10/13/06, 11:16 PM Anonymous H. Brown said...

Yeah, Anonymous 6:30, you sure are negative.

at 10/15/06, 7:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Borgman's "blog" is a joke. In more than a month he gets double digit comments only once?

You better round up more knee pads Borgman. You're running out of boot lickers.

at 10/16/06, 10:34 AM Blogger Wettengel said...

I am not sure why people waste their time replying back to postings such as anonymous 6:30. The person is either:

a) Joking
b) Trying to get people riled up and to reply back to his/her post.
c) If they are serious then they are probably lonely, bitter, and/or sad.

BTW I took it as a joke.


at 10/16/06, 1:01 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a bunch of negative, worthless comments/people. how you can make something negative out of this is completely beyond is a frickin' joke so do yourselves a favor and lighten up.

at 10/16/06, 1:44 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is far more negativity in these comments than in any of Borgman's cartoons. How in the world does the number of comments affect the relevance of this blog? I read regularly and this is the first comment I've made . . .

at 10/16/06, 1:53 PM Anonymous Mr. Sarcasm said...

It DOES have cable? Shoot. I see CNN on there right now. I brought in Season 1 of MythBusters in hopes that they may play it outside my window while I work.

at 10/17/06, 1:21 PM Anonymous Dan said...

I thought the cartoon was funny. Maybe I'm just a dork that way, but humor is good.

I wonder what Deadwood would look like on the BIG screen.

Jim, what did you think of David Sedaris? My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed him. It's the first time we've seen him in person.

at 10/18/06, 1:43 PM Anonymous Chuckie Girmann said...

Ahhh this is why I left the west side of Cincy and headed to San Diego. Great humor Jim, keep it up and I'll keep this blog in my favorites. :)

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