Since 1976 Jim Borgman has satirized politicians and news makers as the editorial cartoonist for the Cincinnati Enquirer. When Jim Borgman first started at the Enquirer he replaced L. D. Warren, who had spent over 30 years illustrating cartoons for the paper until his retirement in 1974.
During Jr. High Jim discovered that girls were attracted to his artistic skills, he began making sketches as gifts. Jim attended Elder High School in Cincinnati, he used art as a way to cut loose from the straight laced environment there. He later enrolled at Ohio’s Kenyon College based on its reputation as a literary school. By his sophomore year he had declared himself an art major. In his senior year he sent his portfolio to the Enquirer, which is where he’s been ever since.
In 1991 he won the Pulitzer Prize on the same day the Enquirer celebrated 150 years of publication. As the co-creator of “Zits” Jim’s work has reached every corner of the globe. “Zits” debuted in July of 1997 and was an immediate crowd pleaser. It has won 2 Reuben Awards as “Best Newspaper Comic” from the National Cartoonist Society.