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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, August 14, 2007

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at 8/14/07, 1:13 PM Blogger Veronica said...

If you're going to use the first one, please don't use the broken English. It makes it feel cheaper somehow than if you used some other cue that it's a Chinese factory

at 8/14/07, 1:33 PM Blogger Wettengel said...

I agree with Veronica.

I would also turn it around a little and say something like "They want everything cheap so what do they expect." Since the real problem is Americans love to consume and want stuff cheap so they can buy more cheap stuff.

at 8/14/07, 1:34 PM Anonymous Dan said...

With the first one, is there some way to work in the fact that many Chinese good are produced by laborers working under near-slave conditions, and maybe that's the cause of the problems with their toxic products?

Yes, the broken English doesn't denote a Chinese factory. You can find bad English in Over-the Rhine and Indian Hill too.

at 8/14/07, 1:39 PM Blogger matta said...

I like the first one but the issue with China is bigger than just toys but also includes the tainted food products, pet food, car tires, etc. I'm reminded of the "rickshaw" merchant on MASH (TV series) that sold everything from silk to watches, all "High Quality" and "made from scratch". the problem is no one ever bothered to ask what scratch was made of and why we are buying things from a country where the vast majority of the population doesn't even use them (like buying car tires from a country that mostly uses mass trans or bicycles to get around)...

at 8/14/07, 3:04 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the first one, but I think you should go full-blown racist and have it say "Probrem". HA!

From the political end, I don't think that these goods aren't meeting quality standards because they are made in sweat shops. The laborers don't determine the type of paint that should be used. Management all over the world is trying to cut corners to make a few extra bucks.

at 8/14/07, 3:27 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should have said "Comprain", not "Probrem".

at 8/14/07, 3:50 PM Anonymous T. Mraz said...

The MySpace one should be made into a poster for every high school in the U.S.

at 8/14/07, 4:46 PM Anonymous mr. whig said...

or have huge vats of trans fat, glass, syringes etc. going into a big mysterious assembly-machine with teddy bears coming out on an assembly-line treadmill.

the myspace one is great. just great.

at 8/15/07, 6:43 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goetta is ok

the myspace one is hilarious

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