In his message to the subscribers to Sparky's-List, Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) wrote about today's 'toon:
I assume this goes without saying, but all quotes are genuine (though I did paraphrase the third panel slightly, just so it would fit the format of the cartoon better). I started out thinking about doing a more straightforward Valentine's Day riff, but then I started thinking about what Trump Valentines would look like, and had the idea of using actual Trump quotes bragging about his election numbers and so on. It's somehow simultaneously completely straightforward and high concept. It made me laugh, anyway, even though it did necessitate spending most of a day reading through his Twitter feed and recent interviews for quotes that worked in this context. (There was also some culling out the "grab them by the pussy" quote would have been an obvious one, except that it's so overplayed at this point).
Until next week!
Tom (aka Dan)
In the midst of the day's nonsense to come, here's a suggestion: take today's 'toon to your nearest mental health practioner and ask what it illustrates. This blogger wagers that any practioner worth his/her salt will respond: "Classic NPD!" The link will take the reader to the Mayo Clinic page about Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read it and weep for this poor nation. A lunatic occupies the Oval Office and anywhere else he may wander The mostly absent First Lady uses the cover story that her son must remain in New York for school. Actually, the Slovenian-born First Lady was overheard, muttering, "Ne morem živeti s tem norim človekom"! Translation: "I can't live with that crazy man!" A dozen years of living with an NPD-husband has taken its toll. If this is (fair & balanced) horseback mental and marital analysis, so be it.
By 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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