Monday, February 06, 2017

Roll Over, Edward Bellamy — The Utopian Vision (Looking Backward: 2000–1887) Becomes Dystopian In "This Modern World" Thanks To Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) goes full dystopian with today's 'toon that has his stock pair of Stupids in colloquy at Ground Zero of a future nuclear war visited upon the USA. To their dying days from radiation poisoning, the Stupids still are in denial that their POTUS 45 has blundered into a nuclear apocalypse. In the final panel, Peter Thiel (the sole Silicon Valley supporter of Il Douche) appears as a cyborg (Terminator anyone?) to terrify the pair of Stupids. Thiel seemed to hedge his presidential bet by applying for New Zealand citizenship during the recent doo-doo storm about restricting immigration to the US. If this is (fair & balanced) revisionist futurology, so be it.

[x TMW]
Looking Backward
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.]

Copyright © 2017 This Modern World/Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License..

Copyright © 2017 Sapper's (Fair & Balanced) Rants & Raves