Monday, August 26, 2013

Today, An Alt History 'Toon

Ah, that Tom Tomorrow is a bleeding edge 'toonist and a great fit for this blog. Musing about Alternative History took this blogger back to his own encounter with Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union (2007). In Chabon's novel, the State of Israel collapsed in 1948 and disappeared and the Holocaust survivors were moved by the U.S. government to "the Federal District of Sitka" in the Alaska Panhandle. In this alternative world, a pair of detectives deal with murder and skulduggery in that alternative to the State of Israel, transplanted to Alaska. If this is a (fair & balanced) invitation to enjoy alt history, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
Parallel Earth [Redux]
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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. Earlier this year, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]

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