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Take a peek over Jim Borgman's shoulder

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, November 13, 2007

Q's With No A's

Is all the piddling around my studio I do each morning a way of postponing my engagement with the creative process, or is it part of my creative process?

On the FedEx form, does anyone ever check the Yes box where it says, "Does this shipment contain dangerous goods?"

When Mrs. Cheney named her baby boy Dick, how did she know?

Why does it take two hours to get from Cincinnati to Columbus no matter what speed you drive?

How can you have no ideas whatsoever in your brain one moment and be ready to tear your soul into tiny shreds, explode them with dynamite and then gather all the little pieces together and burn them, and then the next moment you have a fully formed idea in your mind with no concept where it came from and a sense of inner harmony?


at 11/13/07, 11:49 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww Jim!, I can usually look past liberals being liberal but when you make a comment like that about Dick Chenney.....What were you thinking? I would have thought you were either above such commentary or at least smart enough to not fall victim to such attitudes.

Altiora Jim! Altiora!

I'm done!

at 11/13/07, 12:09 PM Blogger richardcthompson said...

I'm down with all of these, though I've never tried driving from Cincinnati to Columbus. But as to the last one, an editor once told me that at that moment of greatest, most stomach-churning desperation, you are ten minutes from filing. So you gotta have some storm before the calm.

at 11/13/07, 2:58 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a treat, indeed. The reason you tear your hair, etc., is the link to the collective unconcious is being hit by a sun spot. smile.

It takes me 1.5 hours to drive from downtown cincy to cols. hmmmmm?

Zee French are loozing zee bisness, eh?


at 11/13/07, 4:03 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How can you have no ideas whatsoever in your brain one moment and be ready to tear your soul into tiny shreds, explode them with dynamite and then gather all the little pieces together and burn them, and then the next moment you have a fully formed idea in your mind with no concept where it came from and a sense of inner harmony?"

Because you have to get something to eat the next day.

at 11/13/07, 8:03 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

if mrs. chenney really knew, she'd have named him beelzebub

at 11/14/07, 3:41 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim has a lot of class..all of it third.
He and VP Cheney cut from similar cloth: maybe they are related ??

at 11/14/07, 12:32 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see a cartoon that shows everything that is Bill Clinton's fault!

Oil prices
Brittney Spears
Mortgage crisis
Hurricane Katrina

He is the republicans favorite son.

at 11/14/07, 11:48 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

really Jim...your obsession with Cheney is on par with Keith Olbermann's wacked rants about Bill O'Reilly.Maybe you'd think Dick was a keen old guy if you heard he had 1 of your cartoons framed and hanging in his office like you were thrilled to learn Clinton had done that.
His was hanging in a bathroom I recall reading...perhaps he'd chuckle at it while he was washing up from his session with Lewinsky.oops! I'm bashing America's greatest president like all Conservatives love to do! And yeah...point a lot of fingers in his direction for 9-11.Thanks.

at 11/15/07, 12:00 AM Anonymous Chuckie Girmann III said...


Ohh come on. I spent four years of my life in search of "the higher things" and even still when I read the baby boy comment I laughed so hard that the yogurt I was eating come out my nose.

And yes it was organic yogurt. Dah well, time to get back to work in my office in the sunny land of o' the "fruits and nuts," Southern California.

at 11/16/07, 8:37 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great line about Mrs. Cheney. Apparently she is a regular Nostradamus.

Regarding 9/11 being William's fault -- the last time I checked that happened on W and big "Dick's" watch.

at 11/16/07, 5:08 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chuckie G !

any hippie lettuce with your yogurt ?
glad you went farther west-er-left.
Elder man "don't need you around, anyhow."

at 11/17/07, 9:46 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great line about Dick. Obviously Ms Cheney was more prescient than George's mother. Think of all the names she could have used!! Perhaps and Indian name, i.e., 'Broken Condom.' At the rate Bush is helping Osama stay out there to produce videos he's already a honorary member of Al Qaeda. 9/11 came to us on Bush's watch and he's leaving it to Hillary to clean up his mess. I only hope Al Qaeda's 5th Column a/k/a the Republicans don't sabotage her efforts.

at 11/18/07, 8:20 AM Anonymous Monclova Steve said...

Why are you right-wingers soooo thin-skinned? One tiny joke about Dick Cheney and you can't take it, not to mention bashing others while hiding behind "anonymous".
Wow -- what a bunch of tough guys you are.
C'mon, let's see some more "brave" bashing -- over a one-line joke for goodness' sake!

at 11/18/07, 11:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

monclova steve
It's the lack of class shown by a Pulitzer winning cartoonist by including a 3rd grade dick joke in his blog/ thought process. Guess y'all have the Howard Stern gene imbedded in your minds.

at 11/19/07, 1:59 PM Blogger Steve Willhite said...

So what's wrong with a good "Dick" joke? Lighten up. Laugh a little.

at 11/20/07, 6:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's worse from Columbus to Cleveland

actually a drive from Cincy to Panama City Florida is good for the soul, better than fasting

at 11/20/07, 6:39 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

aks the pigs; they understand Ohio better than anyone

at 11/20/07, 6:44 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

read the discussions (esp sports); people in Boston are funny and intelligent and of course they have 3 wining teams (probably more)

at 11/20/07, 6:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is bush president? why is cheney vice president? why is the usa trillions of pounds overweight?

at 11/20/07, 6:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

how come no one ever fixes over-the-rhine?

at 11/20/07, 6:46 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

how come Ohio State is the greatest university in the world?

at 11/20/07, 8:59 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How will we know when there is too much lead in the water? Do we have enough resources to get the lead out? Can we SHOUT it out? What is the ppm of lead in Atlanta's water? Which state has the most toys/lead in their water??? Does lead act like chlorine for your teeth, ie, does it replace fillings automatically? And what is the effect of lead on stem cells? On the reproductive system, i.e., can mothers transfer lead to babies if the pill contains lead? What about the packages of the pill? (I always forget to wash my hands after I open packages). Do lead have the same performance-enhancement as steroids?

at 11/20/07, 10:31 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erma Bombeck

"You can Write!" Those three little words, uttered by University of Dayton English professor Brother Tom Price, spurred Erma Bombeck on a long, successful career as a writer.

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

-Erma Bombeck
1949 University of Dayton graduate

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