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Tom Tomorrow Books In Order

Publication Order of This Modern World Books

Greetings From This Modern World (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tune In Tomorrow (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrath of Sparky (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Penguin Soup for the Soul (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Penguins Attack! (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell in a Handbasket (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Future's So Bright I Can't Bear to Look (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Silly Mayor (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Much Crazy (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Tom Tomorrow is an American writer and comic cartoonist. It is the pen name used by Dan Perkins. He was born in Wichita in Kansas in the United States on April 5, 1961. He is perhaps best known by his name Tom Tomorrow for writing This Modern World, a satirical comic strip.

Tomorrow writes a weekly comic strip that is titled This Modern World that he began writing in 1968. It is a commentary on the world and current events. The strip is popular and is widely syndicated, appearing in over ninety newspapers circulating in North America. It also appears online on websites such as Credo and Daily Kos.

Tom Tomorrow’s work has appeared in publications from The Nation to Esquire as well as The Economist, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The American Prospect, Mother Jones, and Spin. Tomorrow has even been featured on the show Countdown with Keith Olbermann, an hour-long television program about news and current events and providing political commentary that aired on MSNBC from 2003 to 2011.

He has won a number of awards for his work. This includes the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Media Alliance in 1993, the James Madison Freedom of Information Award in 1995 and also received two awards for excellence in Journalism when he won Robert F. Kennedy Awards in 1998.

Tom Tomorrow, a.k.a. Dan Perkins also received the Association for Education Award in the categories of journalism and education and the Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award in 2000. He was awarded the honor of the James Aronson Award in 2001 for his work in Social Justice Journalism. In 2004 as well as 2006, he came in second and third place for the Altweekly Award respectively.

Tom Tomorrow worked on a series of web cartoons that were animated from 1999 to 2001. He not only writes cartoons but was the creator of the cover art for notorious rock band Pearl Jam for their album Backspacer in 2009. He ended his run at Salon (which had lasted a good sixteen years) in 2011 so that he could create as well as edit the Daily Kos’s new comics section.

Not only has Tom Tomorrow had creative fulfillment and success as his cartoons have been syndicated around the world, he has had several anthologies of his work come out. The first of these was the 1992 release of the anthology Greetings From This Modern World. It was followed by the dynamic release in 1994 two years later of the second one, which was titled Tune in Tomorrow. That was followed up by The Wrath of Sparky two years later and then several more anthologies were released after that, including the 2010 publication of Too Much Crazy.

Not only is Tom Tomorrow an accomplished comic strip creator, writer, and editor, he has also written books for children. His first book for children was released in 2009 and was titled The Very Silly Mayor. It was a nice change of pace for the author, who usually composes politically and socially-based comics written for adults.

Greetings From This Modern World is the first-ever exciting anthology released of the work by Tom Tomorrow, the pseudonym of Dan Perkins. If you have ever seen any comics by Tom Tomorrow, you know that they are a little tongue in cheek in nature and often feature political figures and members currently in office at the time.

In this first collected volume of Tomorrow’s work, readers get to enjoy comic after comic. No longer do you have to tune in week by week– or you can relive the comics that you did tune in week after week to certain publications to consume!

This volume is full of fun, sarcastic, and dry comics that fully immerse the reader into a fictional world. In this world, Ted Koppel has great hair still– but the only problem is that it’s not just his hair, it’s actually an organism that hails from outer space.

This is a world where George Bush is hosting awards for media excellence in shaping the public opinion with what he wants people to think, a world where just about anyone can attempt to run for the position of President of the United States.

The book even includes a penguin that is somewhat cynical and has no qualms about describing the opponents running against him for office as wankers. Pick it up for yourself and get access to the early comics that Tom wrote.

Tune in Tomorrow is the second anthology containing comics collected from the wildly imaginative mind of Tom Tomorrow! This second anthology came out in 1994 and was published by St. Martin’s Griffin.

This fun social commentary is another home run in the world that Tom Tomorrow creates. Readers can expect to look forward to the usual themes and approaches that Tomorrow employs and comments upon.

From the calculated dumbing down of the corporate culture to the annoying and overbearing hypocrisy that the mass media can display to the smarmy duplicitous nature that politicians appear to have, it’s all here in this sarcastic collection that sees Tomorrow hit the nail on the head time and time again.

It’s received tons of critical praise from publications such as The Comics Journal, which comments that “the flogging is made fresh” by the wit of Tom Tomorrow as well as his ‘genuine’ scorn and of course, a heaping dose of contempt to go along with it. Together it makes Tomorrow a formidable modern voice on the scene and the scathing satire that today’s ridiculous political environment makes not only possible but necessary.

If you have read any of Tom Tomorrow’s comics or just love satirical and smart work, you’re going to love any of these anthologies! Tune in Tomorrow is a great one, but you can go out and pick up any of the volumes and see which political and geosocial commentary appeals to you.

The Bush administration being skewered may be your thing, or you might want to pick up something like Too Much Crazy, which was released in 2011. Regardless, any of the anthologies will be a great read and if you like these two, check out other books from Tom Tomorrow, also known as Dan Perkins.

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