Tom Tomorrow Presents The World of Tomorrow
Cartoon Art Museum
- Time & Place
The World of Tomorrow:
An Evening with Tom Tomorrow
The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes back Tom Tomorrow, award winning creator of This Modern World, as he returns to the Bay Area for the first time in eight years to discuss 25 years of alt-weekly cartooning, adventures in animation and collaborations with rock stars. This presentation takes place on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. General admission for this event is $5, and free for Cartoon Art Museum members.
ABOUT TOM TOMORROW:
Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) lives outside of New Haven, Connecticut with his wife and son. His weekly cartoon, This Modern World, appears in approximately 80 papers across the country, including the Village Voice, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and online at sites such as TheNation.com and DailyKos.com. His cartoons have also been featured in New York Times, The New Yorker, The Nation, U.S. News & World Report, Esquire, The Economist, and numerous other publications.
In April 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Herblock Prize.
He is also a recipient of the first place Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Cartooning in 1998 and again in 2003. He has also been awarded the first place Media Alliance Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Journalism, the first place Society of Professional Journalists' James Madison Freedom of Information Award, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and the Association for Education in Journalism Professional Freedom and Responsiblity Award.
He is the author of ten cartoon anthologies and one children's book, and in 2009 collaborated with the band Pearl Jam to create the artwork for their album, Backspacer. Most recently, he contributed an introdution to the 21st volume of Fantagraphics' Complete Peanuts series.
"Among our most gifted lifters of political veils and pretenses." -- The New York Times Sunday Book Review
"One of the most clever and incisive political cartoons in the country." -- The Los Angeles Times
"The sharpest strip currently going."-- The New York Review of Books
"Like all good satirists, Tomorrow is an indiscriminately subversive individualist ... (who) does a seriously funny job of taking on the derangements of consumer culture and the high pretensions of political lowlifes."-- Entertainment Weekly
"Tom Tomorrow is the wry voice of American common sense, humor and decency."-- Kurt Vonnegut
"The look of Roy Lichtenstein, the brutality of Lenny Bruce."-- Des Moines Register