Monday, May 02, 2016

Roll Over, Steve Miller Band — Make Way For Tom Tomorrow's Take On "Time Keeps On Slippin' Into The Future"

Today, despite the mysterious absence of Dr. Wilbur von Philbert (Tom Tomorrow's in-house scientist or quack-scientist) that is stuff for conspiracy fantasies, Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) ascribes an unexplained "explosion in the fabric of time" that scatters various events from the 2016 presidential campaign into other time periods. In the second panel, a pair of 21st century talking heads describe the earliest campaign expectation of a race between The Hillster and The Jebster in a report that comes from the Mesozoic Era (66 or 252 million years ago). The remaining panels show comparable campaign incidents appearing in earlier times. The exception comes with panels five and six portraying the distant future (5) and the present (6), respectively. The last panel has two Canadian Mounted Police bemoaning their own national election of 2015 that lasted 11 weeks, start to finish. If this is a (fair & balanced) graphic portrayal of the relativity of time, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
The Forever Campaign
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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