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9780312113445: Tune In Tomorrow

Welcome back to the strange world of Tom Tomorrow. In over 75 newspapers and magazines nationwide, Tom Tomorrow's wry commentary on the pervasive media and rampant consumerism, the "Generations X'ers" and the Baby Boomers, and the omni-present Rush Limbaugh and Barney the dinosaur, has shocked, enlightened, and entertained readers for the better part of a decade.

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For reasons known only to himself, Tom Tomorrow conducts his daily business under the rather unlikely pseudonym "Dan Perkins." His cartoons appear regularly in approximately eighty papers across the country, and have been featured in Spin magazine, the Utne Reader, the Nation, the Village Voice, The New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications. He has been a guest on such national radio programs as "Fresh Air" and "Talk of the Nation," and was once described as "the most important cartoonist in America" by some drunk guy at a party.

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In his feature "This Modern World," which appears mostly in weekly alternative papers, Tom Tomorrow (aka Dan Perkins) uses images traced from photographic references (running from 1950s advertising art to recent shots of politicians) and a multipaneled comic strip format to create a distinctive kind of postmodern editorial cartoon. Tomorrow lambastes mainstream U.S. politics and society from a left-progressive perspective that makes his counterparts in the mainstream press look like wimps (or paragons, depending on your perspective). Tomorrow ridicules Bill Clinton as savagely as he mocked George Bush in Greetings from the Modern World (1992), and he has plenty of venom to spare for the religious right, self-indulgent baby boomers, generation-Xers, the media (a target he attacks with special relish), and just about every other segment of the culture. Like any collection of editorial cartoons, the material has lost some of its immediacy (ridicule of Bush and Quayle that would have inspired outrage at the time now evokes nostalgia), but the novelty of Tomorrow's approach keeps his work surprisingly fresh. Gordon Flagg

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