Monday, November 28, 2016

Today, Tom Tomorrow Unveils A New Public Speaking Format: A Soliloquy Within A Colloquy

The opening panel shows Sparky The Wonder Penguin on the left and a stolid heavyweight white guy in a red ball cap on the right. The white guy offers the latest mantra of the winning side in 2016 by complaining about protesters who refused to accept defeat. Sparky responds with the equivalent of "Not so fast, my overweight friend." Then, in ensuing panels leading to the final panel, the loyal supporter stares blankly at Sparky throughout the Wonder Penguin's enumeration of the horrors of the winning side: racism, misogyny, blatant lying, perversion of patriotism, yada yada yada. In the final panel, the white guy threatens Sparky with deportation to Antactica and closes the discussion with the pressing need to go and harass the staff of the nearest Starbuck's because it's a thing the red-hatted loons do because it's the thing they do. If this is a (fair & balanced) exhibition of asshattery, so be it.

[x TMW]
The Great Divide
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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