Monday, February 22, 2016

Roll Over, William Gibson — Tom Tomorrow Has A New Take On Alternative Universes

Today, Sparky The Wonder Penguin steps through the doorway of the space-time continuum and meets himself in both the past and the future. Present-day Sparky has taken a new look — wearing a red bowtie. Sparky of the past is sans neckware, but both past/present versions of Sparky wear the identical Inuit-style goggles to ward off bull$hit-blindness. Then, if that's not confusing enough, both Sparkys are visited by a future-Sparky (ca 2024) wearing a futuristic version of the goggles and time-travel neckware. The future-Sparky delivers a message about the Dumbo POTUS 45 who calls himself "Emperor Trump." Don't laugh. The German volk voted in 1933 for the "funny little man with the mustache" who promised to "make Germany great again." If this is a (fair & balanced) hypothetical transport through time into the past or the future, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
Future Imperfect
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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