Monday, April 18, 2016

Roll Over, Jean Paul Sartre — Make Way For Tom Tomorrow & A Load O'Hot Steamin' Anxiety

Tom Tomorrow surveys the primary season in the waning days of April 2016 and panel-by-panel, he deconstructs the usual cast of blathering platitudinarians ranging from (but not limited to) Action McNews Network co-anchors Wanda and Biff to the mad scientist Dr. Wilbur von Philbert. Appearing in the next-to-last panel: Sparky the Wonder Penguin and Chuckles the Sensible Woodchuck engage in a predictable colloquy. The final panel is frightening. What if Dr. von Philbert is correct and we are trapped in a time-loop with no exit? If this is a (fair & balanced) existential inquiry, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
Still More Primary Phenomena
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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