The E-Mailbag: Jim Borgman & This Week's Riffys...
It's time, once again, for this week's Riffy Awards.
Let's go right to the winners:
1. FAVORITE ART:
The supremely gifted Jim Borgman announced this week that this fall, he's going to leave behind being the Cincinnati Enquirer's daily political cartoonist.
For years we've been a fan of his editorial work, and we'll much miss our daily fix. Fortunately, much to our relief, this gifted draftsman will continue to draw "Zits."
An example of his fine linework is today's strip. Bravo, Mr. Borgman -- may the Duncans live on for as long as you enjoy drawing them.
2. FAVORITE PUN: The philandering "Phil Anders" in "Candorville." Had this been the punchline, it wouldn't have had the same, well, punch. But opening with it? Kudos, Mr. Bell.
3. FAVORITE BALLOON: From the middle panel in today's "Cul de Sac," Petey speaking of the petrified elf: "It's so self-conscious about its status as a kitsch object that it's immobilized by embarrassment." The tone...the spirit....the rhythmic alliteration. Well-played, Petey. Well-played.
"I'll drop the paper then" -- Bev, responding to the newspaper's decision to drop "For Better or For Worse."
Followed in short order by:
"I'll double my subscription if you drop Peanuts too." -- buggit.
Just further proof than in the land of limited comics space, you can't please everyone. We change the page for better and, sometimes, for worse.
| September 5, 2008; 11:00 AM ET
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