Monday, September 26, 2016

Here's A Snapshot Of Today's Political Discourse Courtesy Of Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

In today's 'toon, Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) creates an imaginary colloquy between Sparky the Wonder Penguin (wearing Inuit-style goggles to ward of bull$hit blindness) and a prototypical Trumpster. Spark speaks solo to the stolid Trumpster for the first 4 panels of the 'toon and provides an exhaustive inventory of the fatal flaws in the Stupid (GOP) candidate for POTUS 45. In the next-to-last panel, Spark awaits the Trumpster's response and finally in the sixth panel, the Trumpser comes out of his self-induced coma and offers a lame apology for not listening to Spark's list of the multitude of disqualifying traits in the Stupid (GOP) candidate because the Trumpster was lost in a reverie of the coming renaissance of US greatness. And Spark replies by damning the Trumpster with faint praise. If this is a (fair & balanced) portrayal of US politics in September 2016, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
The Unpersuadable
By Tom Tmorrow (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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