Dan Perkins, the cartoonist Tom Tomorrow, will give “The Modern World of Tomorrow” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Geneva Room, as part of the Fisher Center lecture series. WEOS 89.7/90.3 FM will broadcast the event live, and on their Web site.
Cartoonist of social and political satire Dan Perkins’ (a.k.a. Tom Tomorrow) strip “This Modern World” has been featured in more than 100 papers and other media across the country, including The New York Times, US News and World Report, Mother Jones, The Economist, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Salon. Offering provocative dissection of social and political issues, Tomorrow has tackled welfare, the presidential “sexgate,” consumer culture and the current interminable search for weapons of mass destruction. His work has been described as “skew[ering] the Zeitgeist and lay[ing] bare the hypocrisy of our times,” as “cynical, opinionated, sarcastic, self-aware, very funny” and “right on the mark.” Using a multi-media presentation, Perkins will discuss politics and “media double-speak” as he shows his work. Two-time winner of the first place Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award for cartooning and recipient of numerous other awards, Perkins has five published anthologies of cartoons, and his new book “The Great Big Book of Tomorrow.”
A roundtable discussion will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 2 in the Fisher Center, Demarest 212.
Available readings (library reserve): “The Great Big Book of Tomorrow”; “When Penguins Attack!”; “Penguin Soup for the Soul”; “The Wrath of Sparky”;” Tune in Tomorrow”