Monday, May 11, 2015

Roll Over, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" — Make Way For Tom Tomorrow's Super-Hero Dynamic Duo (And The Populist Menace)

Full disclosure, at first glance this blogger was going to leave today's 'toon from Tom Tomorrow on the blog's cutting-room floor. However, that would be a little too sensitive. What the hey, if "Veep" can go dark (like last night's episode), why not this blog? So here 'tis, Tom Tomorrow's cast of cartoon characters meet in one episode (perhaps more in the offing). MiddleMan, Invisible-Hand Of The Free-Market Man, Captain Orange, Mr. Turtle, and — for the first time — The Populist Menace are brought together by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) brouhaha. Unlike the other super-heroes in this 'toon, The Populist Menace is opposed to the deal. Stay tuned. If this is a (fair & balanced) example of art imitating life, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
The Populist Menace
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 blog, 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. Even more recently, Dan Perkins was a runner-up for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.]

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