Out of the Dumbo/Moron flirtation with Cliven Bundy, Tom Tomorrow this blog's artist-in-residence resurrects Snuffy Smith from the venerable comic strip "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith" that brings back memories of the funny papers to this blogger. Snuffy lived (and bootlegged "corn-likker" moonshine) in Hootin' Holler, NC with his wife "Loweezy"; his baby "Tater"; his nephew "Jughaid"; his neighbors "Elviney" and "Lukey." Other denizens of Hootin' Holler included Silas, the owner of the General Store; the ostentatiously-badged Sheriff Tait, and others. In Tom Tomorrow's "This Modern World," Snuffy Smith is "The Cartoon Hillbilly" who is a little too outspoken for Sean McHandjob, the cartoon version of the Faux News bloviator. Once Snuffy begins to sound like the Tarheel version of Julius Streicher, Sean McHandjob goes back to that ol' Faux News reliable: Benghazi and drops The Cartoon Hillbilly like a hot skillet. If this is (fair & balanced) cartoon fantasy imitating life, so be it.
[x This Modern World]
The Cartoon Hillbilly
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. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]
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