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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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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Teenage Doodles Wanted

The guy from King Features Syndicate called the other day and said he's working on some designs for Zits marketing. He needs some blue ballpoint pen doodles that look like they could have been done by Jeremy.

Easy enough, right? I've been making unnecessary phone calls for the last few days just to go into my doodling zone but everything I draw looks like the doodles of a guy who's been drawing for thirty years. I can't seem to unlearn what is by now a basic sense of composition and structure.

So I'm looking for authentic teenager doodles. Blue ballpoint pen on regular typing paper or whatever. Doodles that look like a high schooler's random notebook covers by the end of the year. If they have the name of Jeremy's band Goat Cheese Pizza in there, all the better.

If you send me something cool, I'll send you something cool.

Jim Borgman
The Cincinnati Enquirer
312 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202


at 5/23/07, 2:21 PM Anonymous drew said...

this is really exciting! i'm game!

at 5/23/07, 4:24 PM Blogger Steve Willhite said...

I think I have some actual doodles from high school done in the margins of quizes and whatnot.

Really good grades on those too. heh

at 5/24/07, 3:07 PM Anonymous Drew said...

I just got back from the post office. Sent you two of my doodle-filled pages. Enjoy.

at 5/24/07, 3:46 PM Blogger Aaron said...

i can relate to jeremy A WHOLE LOT and he has the same tastes so i think you'll like what i send ya

Aaron Elliott

at 5/25/07, 9:40 AM Blogger Jim Borgman said...

Drew, I got your package today. Great stuff. Love the dream tattoo. I'll send you something next week.

at 5/29/07, 11:14 AM Anonymous RJ said...

I sent a page over the weekend. It wasn't much, but it was fun going back to the daydreaming days of a teenager! We thought the GCP logo we did wasn't too bad! Can't wait to see what comes of all the doodles everyone sends...

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