Monday, April 09, 2012

Goofus & Gallant Ride Again!

A Google search of "Goofus and Gallant" produced

Goofus and Gallant
By Jacob Slichter

Anyone familiar with the kids’ magazine Highlights for Children will remember Goofus and Gallant, two fictitious boys brought to life in side-by-side drawings to illustrate bad and good. “Goofus cuts in line,” reads the caption under the picture of Goofus barging ahead of his innocent schoolmates. “Gallant waits his turn.” The second panel shows Goofus’s well-groomed counterpart, Gallant, a promising lad at peace with his schoolmates and the rules.

So, true to form, Tom Tomorrow used a pair of comic strip characters as models for today's "This Modern World" 'toon. Goofus and Gallant have morphed into Goofball and Galahad. However, in "This Modern World," the characters are reversed to give voice to the sense and nonsense of our time. Goofball gives voice to rational thought and Galahad is the Dumbo pin-up boy, thanks to the Faux News model. If this is (fair & balanced) role reversal, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
Goofball And Galahad
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

(Click to embiggen — H/T to Daily Kos) Ω

Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly.

Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002.

When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001.]

Copyright © 2012 Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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