Jim Borgman

Jim Borgman


Jim Borgman graduated from Kenyon in 1976 and was hired as the editorial cartoonist by the Cincinnati Enquirer, his hometown newspaper, which he did for the next 32 years. His fellow cartoonists voted him Best Editorial Cartoonist in America five times, and he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 and the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1993. During a visit to the White House, President Clinton invited him into his bathroom to see one of his cartoons framed above the First John.

In 1997, Jerry Scott approached Jim on the porch of a cabin in Sedona, Arizona, with an idea to collaborate on a comic strip about a teenager. Something clicked, and they launched Zits, which skyrocketed. Sedona is considered by psychics to be one of the seven cosmic vortexes on Earth.

Zits has been voted Best Comic Strip of the Year three times in the US and awarded Germany’s Max und Moritz Award as International Comic Strip of the Year. It appears in 1,700 newspapers all over the world, whatever newspapers are.

Jim now lives in Colorado and is proudest of having once dogsled across northern Alaska.