Monday, March 21, 2016

Today's Answer To The Conundrum That Is Der Blödmann: He's A Cartoon Character!

In today's installment of Tom Tomorrow's 'toon, the long-running mad scientist, Dr. Wilbur von Philbert, who seeks to mine reality for energy makes the acquaintance of a mild-mannered (pre-presidential-candidate) Donald Trump. The mad scientist has invented a machine which converts white working-class anger into an energy source that can power entire buildings. An interested Trump stands next to the device when von Philbert activates the machine. And, in the next panel, art imitates art when mild Trump is transformed into The Incredible Trump — an homage to the creators of the Hulk, Stan Lee (Marvel Comics) and Jack Kirby (DC Comics). Shazam! Mild Trump becomes "The Incredible Trump" and chaos ensues.

Today's 'toon is the latest attempt to explain the phenomenon that is Der Blödmann. The explanations: a populist, a Hitler, a Mussolini, a con man, and all the rest constitute a cottage industry. If this is a (fair & balanced) effort to explain Der Blödmann's dementia, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
The Incredible Hulk
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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