Monday, October 23, 2017

And A Moron Shall Lead Them

Tom Tomorrow wrote the following in the e-mail which brought today's 'toon to the blogger's In Box:

Hey all,

Queueing this up early before I head to Iowa City for my weekend speaking gig, which will be over by the time you read this. I will be speaking/have already spoken at the Englert Theater, where I used to go see movies as a kid, back in the days when they always ran cartoons before the movie. I spent endless hours in that room, between the ages of 5 and maybe 24 or so. It was a vaudeville theater before it was a movie theater, and has returned to its roots as a live performance venue (after an uncertain period when it might have been shut down, or maybe even torn down -- I was long gone from Iowa City at that point, though I did write a letter to the local paper in support of its preservation). Anyway, I have a lot of history in that town and with that room, and it's a kind of weird and cool moment to show my own work there, as I am about to do/have already done, depending on your perspective. I'll let you know how it went next week!

Until then,
Dan (aka Tom)

Tom's/Dan's 'toon title ("State of Denial") could just as easily be the state motto of his immediate destination (Iowa). The Morons in that State of Denial gave the Moron-in-Chief a vote-margin that was second only to St. Dutch in 1984. Of course, the Moron-in-Chief would insist that the election statistics were incorrect and should be investigated by the Commission on Election Integrity because there must have been widespread fraud in Iowa's 1984 vote. Actually, this a nation of denial. If this is a (fair & balanced) fulfillment of H. L. Mencken's 1920 prophecy, so be it.

[x TMW]
State Of Denial
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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