In today's 'toon double-helping, Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) leads off by mixing some onomatopoeia with repetitive evocations of Donald T. (for "The) Chump's actual surname providing the sound of mob-feet in the streets and then goes with an alt-universe dream world for Sparky the Wonder Penguin (complete with alt-Inuit-style goggles) and Sparky's sidekick, Blinky the Dog morphing into a Chump-dog. Then, for a more plausible explanation for the sound of mob-footfalls is provided by Ben Sargent: there is an actual mob of Chump-followers, but that mob is a replacement for the Teabaggers who are receding into obscurity. If this is a (fair & balanced) graphic depiction of 2016 politics, so be it.
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[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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[Ben Sargent received the Pulitzer Prize in 1982 in editorial cartooning while at the Austin American-Statesman. He bagan his journalism career in his hometown of Amarillo, TX while a student at Amarillo College where he was the cartoonist for the campus newspaper, The Ranger. After transferring to The University of Texas at Austin, Sargent also was the cartoonist for the campus newspaper, The Daily Texan. Sargent was the Austin American-Statesman’s political cartoonist from 1974 until his retirement in 2009 and since then he is the cartoonist for The Texas Observer. Bnn Sargent received an AA (English/journalism) from Amarillo College as well as a BJ (print media) from The University of Texas at Austin.]
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