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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, May 06, 2008

Shout Outs

Oliphant is smokin'.

We were talking about Mike Lester's work in the comments section the other day. If you haven't discovered his work, here's an archive.

For those of you complaining that you're not getting your money's worth of Obama bashing on my blog (oops, sorry, forgot this was free), you'll find plenty in Glenn McCoy's archive. The guy cracks me up. Even better is his strip The Duplex.

Got a great email from Jeremy Nell who draws both editorial cartoons and a comic strip in Capetown, South Africa. Check out his stuff here.


4 Comments:

at 5/6/08, 10:46 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEM politicians always think the voting public is dumb.

 
at 5/6/08, 11:04 AM Blogger Clay Jones said...

I think it's great you're doing shout outs, Jim. I just read the comments for the other "shout outs" and it's really weird you're criticized for who you're shouting out to, and who you're not.
Sheesh!!!

I'm a big Lester fan and another new conservative cartoonist who's work I like is Lisa Benson. Her stuff is so clean looking...and really quick, good ideas.
http://editorialcartoonists.com/cartoon/display.cfm/52949

 
at 5/6/08, 6:12 PM Anonymous T.Nowicki said...

I honestly do not understand the appeal of Mike Lester. I think the main quality which makes his drawing style recognizable is its ugliness, and while I don't agree with him politically at all, I can overlook that when the cartoonist routinely makes up for it with uniquely clever metaphors or intelligent arguments. A lot of other cartoonists seem to mistake crassness and lack of nuance on his part for daring.

So what gives? What does this guy do that elevates the art form, which I'm apparently not seeing?

As far as right-leaning cartoonists go, I personally like Scott Stantis for his drawing, which is loose without being sloppy, his (usually) unique and clever gags, and his politics which, outside of his comic strip, tend to be pretty moderate and reasoned as opposed to rabid and knee-jerk-reactionary.

Oliphant, of course, is a cartooning god.

 
at 5/7/08, 5:01 AM Blogger Jeremy Nell said...

Hey Jim, thanks for the shout-out. It's weird being seen as a "foreigner", when I am so used to being seen as a "local". Your work is fantastic, as is the work of many cartoonists I see commenting here. (I follow most of it via my Google Reader and Cagle.)

I am a huge Lester fan. I think his appeal is exactly his that: his loose style, and his sharp commentary. Strangely, his use of colour is also appealing, I've found.

 
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