Winner of the 2013 Herblock award; 2015 Society of Illustrators Silver Medal recipient; two-time winner of the RFK Journalism Award for Cartooning; 2015 first place AAN Award for Cartooning; 2015 Pulitzer finalist.

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The thing that ate America’s brain

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Housecleaning

This is the new book! Pre-orders will help ensure that it’s actually published on schedule in this extremely weird moment.

Pre-order from Bookshop.org.
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Or pre-order from the Amazon beast, if you’re locked into that ecosystem. But support local indies if possible!

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(If you’re interested, a couple of podcasts interviews I’ve recorded with friends since the lockdown started: Michael Moore’s Rumble and Gil Roth’s Virtual Memories.)

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Thank you to all

There’s been a big uptick in donations the past couple of weeks. I try to say thank you to each person individually, but I’m not operating at peak efficiency right now, due to … (gestures vaguely at everything). So I just wanted to post a sincere, all encompassing note of thanks here, and let you know how much I appreciate it. Hang in there, everyone.

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Quarantine fun time

A punch-out version of this was included as a bonus with the big TMW25 compilation a few years back. You should be able to download a full size copy here. I’d suggest using a dull blade to score where the dotted lines indicated, otherwise should be self-explanatory.

posted by Tom Tomorrow at 2:36 PM | link
Life in the coronaverse

Friends, it has been a really strange three years.

Three years ago in November Donald Trump was elected president of these United States, and we all woke up the next morning staring at one another in disbelief, if we even managed to sleep that night at all (I, personally, did not). We felt like we had somehow veered suddenly into the wrong alternate universe. We had all become unwilling residents of the Stupidverse.

Two years ago in November, a similar seismic shock hit my personal life, as I found out that my marriage of nearly twenty years was over, suddenly, brutally, without warning. I didn’t sleep much that night, either. And for a long time after that, nothing in the world made sense, outside of my life or in it.

Somehow through all of this, I kept writing cartoons. The one constant in my life was the weekly deadline — a relentless burden in some ways, but comforting in its familiarity and routine.

Over these past few years, cartoonists and comedians have grown used to hearing the same comment over and over again: you must have so much *material*! Unfortunately that’s not really how it works. Satire is the art of taking something to an absurd extreme in order to highlight the problems of the current moment. The thing is, we are living in the absurd extreme. I try my best, but it’s impossible to come up with something so ludicrous that Trump won’t actually end up doing it in reality, often before anyone even reads the cartoon.

Satire in the age of Trump is exhausting.

Under previous presidents, there were interesting things to say. There was an important niche to be filled critiquing a popular president like Obama. It felt like it mattered to stand up against the wave of jingoism and war fervor of the Bush years in the aftermath of 9/11. Now the challenge is to avoid stating the obvious, over and over again. Trump is an idiot and his acolytes are cultists — everybody knows this! That’s been the professional challenge over the past few years, made more complicated by the fact that I was simultaneously trying to re-invent my personal life from scratch and survive the profound trauma of divorce. Trauma which has been re-awakened as this global crisis throws the precarity of my current life, as compared to the old one, into stark relief.

All that is solid melts into air. I literally have no idea what the world will look like a month from now. You’d think, after the past few years, that I would have embraced the fundamental uncertainty of existence as a constant. You’d think after all these years of working at home, I’d be used to life under lockdown. My apartment is moderately spacious, by New York City standards, which is to say I’m not crammed into a single-room studio. But it is still … small. It feels a bit like being on a reasonably comfortable spaceship, but instead of the void of space, I look out onto blossoming trees and sunny weather and I miss the life I had, the lives we all had, a few short weeks ago, when we could gather with friends and do all those things humans enjoy doing together.

I may start blogging again. Or maybe not. Did I mention that the future is unknowable? I’m not going to turn on comments — too many assholes in the world, and I don’t want to spend time moderating them. But feel free to write me — tomtomorrow@gmail — or to reply on twitter.

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LIFE IN THE STUPIDVERSE

My first compilation of the Trump era, LIFE IN THE STUPIDVERSE, will be published by IDW in June. You can pre-order it from Amazon here, or from Indiebound here.

Edit: publication of my new book has been pushed back until at least August. :(

posted by Tom Tomorrow at 12:25 PM | link
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Post to be updated as more of these come in …

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