Monday, December 01, 2014

Happy Holidaze, Gun Nuts!

To kick off this festive holiday season, Tom Tomorrow gives us a collquy between Biff (out in the field for Action McNews) and Sparky the Wonder Penguin (recognizable for his Inuit-like goggles to ward off bull$hit blindness) and Spark recites a litany of recent police shootings of African American male children and Biff responds with the voice of white privilege. The list ends with Sparky telling of a white guy openly carrying an AK-47 and being briefly detained by police before he was sent his merry way. The Biff clone sputters in 2nd Amendment outrage. Spark tells the clone (with tongue in cheek): "I feel your pain." If this is is (fair & balanced) holiday -cheer- sneer, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
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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. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]

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