Cartoonist Dan Perkins will discuss his character Tom Tomorrow and the Modern World as the next guest in the Colleges' Fisher Center lecture series.
(Sept. 17. 2003) GENEVA, N.Y.–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. Perkins will present a lecture titled “The Modern World of Tomorrow” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, on Pulteney St. on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. This event is part of the Colleges' Fisher Center lecture series, with the theme “Global Education, Educating Globally.” A roundtable discussion will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 2 in the Fisher Center, Demarest 212. The presentation and roundtable are free and the public is invited to attend.
Using a multi-media presentation, Perkins will discuss politics and “media double-speak” as he shows his work. Offering provocative dissection of social and political issues, Tomorrow has tackled welfare, the presidential “sexgate,” consumer culture and the current search for weapons of mass destruction. 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.”
Fisher Center lectures and seminars provide a forum for students, faculty and community members to explore gender issues. The Center, founded with a $1 million gift from Emily and Richard Fisher, whose son Alexander graduated from Hobart College in 1993, seeks to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary gender issues.