Monday, January 30, 2017

The Horrible Spectacle Of A Stark, Raving Lunatic In The White House

The past week in CF-City aka Washington, DC has become a surrealistic reprise of pre-1933 Weimar Germany. The manic flurry of Executive Orders are the latter-day equivalent of the Nuremberg Laws. Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) came up with a new version of Il Douche in today's 'toon:

I literally just finished this one a few minutes ago. I was in transit yesterday, flying to San Francisco, so I had a cartoon about the repeal of Obamacare queued up and ready to go ahead of time. But finishing cartoons with time to spare doesn't seem to work so well in the age of Trump. I woke up this morning at about five a.m. local time, jet lagged and exhausted and still not even unpacked, and decided that the Obamacare cartoon, referencing something that happened way back at the beginning of the week, felt like it was about a million years out of date and I needed to write something different, and I just started playing with a phrase I've had in my head for awhile — Mad King Donald. I'll still run the Obamacare one at some point, if we ever have a slow news week -- haha, I guess that means it might wait awhile.

Okay, gotta go unpack now and get settled in. More next week ...

Dan (aka Tom)

If this is (fair & balanced) fear & loathing, so be it.

[x TMW]
The Reign Of Mad King Donald
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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