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BorgBlog
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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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

False Hope


33 Comments:

at 2/13/08, 7:15 PM Blogger Haystacks Calhoun said...

I liked the other one, the Don't Stop one, better than this, especially Obama's face and expression. Should have had him singing that, leave everything else as is in this one...

 
at 2/13/08, 9:30 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're about as original as they are

 
at 2/13/08, 9:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be shy, share your cartoons with us, anonymous.

 
at 2/13/08, 9:48 PM Blogger JPL said...

I like it

Here's a little substance, if you will....

http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/ObamaBlueprintForChange.pdf

 
at 2/14/08, 11:01 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

is he as effective as mallory?
does he have the same links to cincy govt that bush was privy to in 2000 and 2004?

 
at 2/14/08, 11:46 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is oprah, the guardian financial angel? is she repainting the white house yet?

 
at 2/14/08, 12:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

will cincy's schools ever get any money? can obaby change THAT????

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at 2/14/08, 12:39 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Borgman: You have Hillary looking like Marge Schott. Good Cartoon.


keep in mind that Obama is more liberal than Hillary. I do not resent him as much as I do Hillary.

All I've got is McCain.

Not much diffrence in the three.

 
at 2/14/08, 2:37 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohio's Election

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politics reporter


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Thursday, February 14, 2008
Big Clinton lead in Ohio, Quinnipiac poll says

Hillary Clinton enters the final three weeks before the Ohio primary with a lead of 21 percentage points over Barack Obama, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday morning.

It also shows that whoever presumptive GOP nominee John McCain faces this fall, it could be a very close race in Ohio, which will be a critical state for both party nominees.

Quinnipiac, which polls key presidential campaign states, 564 likely Democratic voters between Feb. 6 and this Tuesday, and the results were good news for a Clinton campaign that could use some: 55 percent of Clinton, 34 percent for Obama, with only nine percent undecided.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percent.

The same poll surveyed 1,748 likely Ohio voters and showed a statistical dead heat in head-to-head match-ups with both Obama and Clinton. It showed McCain with 44 percent to 43 percent for Clinton. In a match-up with Obama, McCain took 42 percent to 40 percent for the Illinois senator.

Read the full poll here

 
at 2/14/08, 7:39 PM Anonymous T.Nowicki said...

This cartoon feels like it's not quite "there" yet, if you know what I mean, but your Hillary Clinton is hysterical. She looks like a pile of marshmallows with a face and a pantsuit.

Here's mine, though it doesn't have nearly as much character. :(

 
at 2/14/08, 9:30 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

how can this country decide what is false hope and what is "real" hope when they steal whatever hope you have!!

 
at 2/15/08, 10:06 AM Blogger Paul said...

Thank goodness for all the inane "Anonymous" comments that are posted above - so glad we made the tradeoff of "giving many voices their say". Jim, most of them are not even "abusive" or "otherwise inappropriate" - it's just someone getting their kicks by sabotaging your otherwise intelligent blog and boring the readers who have to slog through to get to the good stuff. Here's looking forward to Pluck!

 
at 2/15/08, 11:56 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

are there "how to be original" art classes?

LOL:
Former President Bush to endorse McCain

 
at 2/15/08, 12:34 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

why the outcries against "bodies" exhibit, when the us has thrown away 50 million+ bodies from abortions?

 
at 2/15/08, 1:31 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you using bush's definition of blog?

Paul said...
Thank goodness for all the inane "Anonymous" comments that are posted above - so glad we made the tradeoff of "giving many voices their say". Jim, most of them are not even "abusive" or "otherwise inappropriate" - it's just someone getting their kicks by sabotaging your otherwise intelligent blog and boring the readers who have to slog through to get to the good stuff. Here's looking forward to Pluck!

10:06 AM

 
at 2/15/08, 6:02 PM Anonymous tim of sioux falls said...

At 7:39 PM, T.Nowicki had the nerve to criticize the execution of Borgman's cartoon and, then, shamelessly promote his own cartoon. I suggest that T. Nowicki promote his cartoons on his own blogspot and avoid sophomoric efforts at one-up-manship.

 
at 2/15/08, 6:08 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

some people never outgrow kindergarten!

 
at 2/15/08, 6:08 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay Ken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reds

Cincinnati.Com » The Enquirer » Sports » Reds » Griffey arrives early


Last Updated: 5:11 pm | Friday, February 15, 2008


Griffey arrives early
BY JOHN FAY | JFAY@ENQUIRER.COM
E-mail | Print | digg us! | del.icio.us! | Click-2-Listen

SARASOTA, Fla. – Ken Griffey Jr. was out on the Joe Morgan Field in Sarasota, Fla., on Friday running bases and working up a good sweat.

Position players don’t even report for spring training until Tuesday, but Griffey’s already been here three days.

“I’m always early,” Griffey said. “This is the time I’m usually here.”

Unfortunately for Griffey, he’s usually here early because he’s trying to come back from an injury. That’s the case this year. Griffey missed the last 10 games of the 2007 season with a high left groin strain.


“It was still bothering me in October,” he said. “I was able to do what I do – pick up the kids, go to their games.”

Griffey, 38, hasn’t gotten in the hitting cage yet. He’s been running, lifting weights and trying to get in baseball shape.

Does he feel good?

“You never feel good,” he said. “Something always bothers you. That’s part of spring training.”

But Griffey is moving well.

“He looks good,” general manager Wayne Krivsky said. “He’s in great shape. I got a chance to talk to him a bit today.”

Griffey is in the last year of his contract – the club holds an option for 2009.

He’s coming off a year in which he played in his most games since 2000. He hit .277 with 30 home runs and 93 RBI in 144 games.

 
at 2/15/08, 6:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what Oprah's first talk show will be at the White House: How Congress screwed american sports in 6 months

Jerry will offer an encore: Bush and Jerry pardons: clemens, the bengals, and belichik

maybe leno and letterman can hire oprah's and jerry's writers.

 
at 2/15/08, 6:12 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

american dollar: 3 strikes and you're out: 1-war, 2-nfl/baseball tickets, 3-?

karma: the world screws the us with the euro, while the us screws the world and the us with the $war

 
at 2/15/08, 6:28 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe obama/congress can sue all the kids who cheat on tests, after specter is done with belichick; wouldn't that be amazing if he could clean up cincy's public schools? wouldn't it be amazing if mallory could?

 
at 2/15/08, 10:05 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

good thing obama and oprah don't read this blog

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at 2/16/08, 7:29 AM Anonymous T.Nowicki said...

At 7:39 PM, T.Nowicki had the nerve to criticize the execution of Borgman's cartoon and, then, shamelessly promote his own cartoon. I suggest that T. Nowicki promote his cartoons on his own blogspot and avoid sophomoric efforts at one-up-manship.

What on Earth are you talking about? For criticism, that was tame–we're talking slow-pitch softball, here. If you look again you'll notice more of my comment was dedicated to complimenting his illustration and caricature than anything else.

As a freelance cartoonist, you should realize that artists value the input of their community–that includes constructive criticism, as well as sharing and comparing one another's work.

My comment at 7:39 was both honest and respectful, and if there's anything I need to apologize for it's for not being more specific with my criticism. My comment was vague and there's not much the artist can come away from it with, if he didn't already have some personal suspicions of his own about the cartoon.

Jim, if it helps, I can add this: The quality of the illustration, as I said, is great, and the observation is a good one. But what you have here is basically no more than one player making a sarcastic comment to the other. It's a bit on the generic side. This seems like the kind of observation that could be better illustrated by some kind of image which focuses the irony of Clinton's latest talking point directly on her instead of doing it through Obama's dialogue (or, perhaps in addition to Obama's dialogue).

 
at 2/16/08, 4:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe oprah can put the nation on a diet

 
at 2/17/08, 9:38 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record, T.Nowicki offering constructive criticism to Jim Borgman is kind of like a weekend hacker offering putting advice to Tiger Woods.

 
at 2/17/08, 1:16 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

false war, false casualties, false billions of dollars, false reasons

false money, false value

 
at 2/17/08, 1:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

false america

 
at 2/17/08, 3:02 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Campaign 2008
Bill Clinton campaigns for wife
Former President Clinton told hundreds of Hillary Clinton's supporters today that her campaign for the nomination will likely come down to contests next month in Ohio and Texas. (AP, 2:22 p.m.)

Boston Globe

 
at 2/18/08, 9:03 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see Bill Clinton went off in Toledo yesterday on a common citizen who was an Obama supporter.Granted the man had been heckling the formerly impeached president with bulging neck veins but it just illustrates how
thin skinned the supposedly ex-most powerful man in the world is/was/has always been/and will always be.
To say Bill is a bullying punk would be the least one could say.

 
at 2/18/08, 9:41 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

who needs a president anyway, except for war? the economy couldn't have done worse if left alone

 
at 2/18/08, 10:16 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080218/ap_on_re_af/bush_kosovo

does he recognize the US's independence?

 
at 2/18/08, 10:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

false humility

 
at 2/19/08, 2:02 PM Blogger Philip Shade said...

I think Nowicki was on the mark with his comment. His comment was polite and constructive.

I would hope Mr. Borgman is looking for feedback like that, whether it's from Joe Pro or Everyday Schmoe.

Borgman's an extremely talented illustrator, but he's not infallible.

 
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