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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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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Vote For Pedro


6 Comments:

at 6/12/07, 5:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, yes. If by his "uphill climb" to citizenship Jim is implying that it is "easier than ever!" than he has again hit the nail on the head!

Mr. Borgman, I think a wonderful way to welcome all of the illegal aliens - or "undocumented workers" in PCspeak - would be to begin writing your captions in spanish.

Entonces no tendriamos que leerlos.

 
at 6/12/07, 5:57 PM Anonymous cookkenusa said...

I'm reading Richard Henry Dana, Jr.s novel, "Two Years Before The Mast" and in it he describes his voyage as a young man from Boston to California in the 1830's.
A lot of the book talks of stops in various Californian ports, trading, shipping, selling goods, mingling with the local inhabitants of Mexican heritage, Spanish speaking, you know.
Because at the time, California was not part of the United States but was Mexican territory, as many other southwest states at the time, were.
To me, you can get all possesive about who belongs where and who doesn't and who's illegal and who isn't however, Mexico has probably got a greater claim to these lands by virtue of being there first and inhabiting these lands longer than the raucous and vocal Americans, who have a zeal to possess, so much.
Lets try to share a little more out West for how it was won was with many differing nationalities.
Put up all your fences if you choose, "you" don't own anything.

 
at 6/12/07, 9:00 PM Blogger Wettengel said...

Jim:

Wondering if you have any sketches leading up to this final drawing. The reason I ask is personally I thought this was showing a left turn and not an uphill climb and it did not make sense. An uphill climb makes much more sense. Not trying to be picky or anything because I love your work but wondered if you attempted other variations of the hill and settled on this one or maybe you (and others) saw a hill right away.

 
at 6/12/07, 10:54 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh God, Jim please....

stick to your dedication drawings to artists who have died....its the only thing that shows you have any shred of originality.

 
at 6/13/07, 12:04 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Wettengel on this. I immediately saw a lefthand turn.

I'm not sure about positioning the immigrant on the back of the bike, holding Dubyah's butt like that....seems a little homoerotic. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Jim, did you just happen to see "Napoleon Dynamite" or something? What's up with the ND references lately?

 
at 6/13/07, 9:13 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

very original borgman..../sarcasm

man, you sure have passed your peak, havent you?

 
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