This AM, an e-mail landed in this blogger's In Box:
"Was this you in the 1990s?"
The e-mail included a link to this 'toon
[x Non Sequitur]
By Wiley Miller
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[D.(avid) Wiley Miller studied art at Virginia Commonwealth University and worked for several educational film studios in Los Angeles before joining the Greensboro, N.C., News & Record as staff artist/editorial cartoonist in 1976. After a stint at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat in California, he created his first syndicated strip, "Fenton," in 1982. He returned to editorial cartooning three years later, joining the staff of the San Francisco Examiner. In 1988, Miller was named Best Editorial Cartoonist by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. He won the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for editorial cartooning in 1991. Also in 1991, Miller launched his popular "Non Sequitur" strip, eventually syndicated to 700 newspapers.]
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Miller
However, this blogger in his shorts while shouting with a bullhorn in the 1990s is beside the point. Tom Tomorrow provides an excellent take on the recent Aurora shooting tragedy in today's 'toon. If Sparky the Wonder Penguin gives us some great (fair & balanced) smart-assery, so be it.
[x This Modern World]
What We Really Need
By 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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