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Life in the Stupidverse Delivers more Tom Tomorrow Cartoons for Election Season

As Election Day 2020 draws ever closer, IDW Publishing welcomes voters to reflect on today’s political climate with Life in the Stupidverse, a new publication from Pulitzer-nominated cartoonist Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) which draws inspiration from current events.

Debuting on Tuesday, September 1st, Life in the Stupidverse is IDW’s second softcover collection of Tomorrow’s wildly popular, weekly comic strip This Modern World, which is featured in approximately 80 newspapers across the U.S. This new release follows the success of Crazy is the New Normal which chronicled 2016’s whirlwind Trump/Clinton contest.

The new volume invites readers to relive the trauma of the last four years with a hilarious (if nightmarish) trip down memory lane. From the Great Inaugural Crowd Size Debate to the nomination of Bret “I Like Beer” Kavanaugh, from Muslim bans to concentration camps, from the Mueller Report to the latest outrageous thing you read about just this morning… Tom Tomorrow covers it all so readers can hide in bed with a blanket over their heads, praying for an asteroid to finally hit the planet.

The source material for Life in the Stupidverse, Tomorrow’s This Modern World, is a weekly cartoon of political and social satire featured regularly on such sites as The NationDaily Kos, and The Nib, and a mainstay of the alternative press for 25 years. His work has also appeared in publications including The New York Times, the New YorkerEsquire, Spin, Mother JonesUS News and World Report, the Economist, and many others. He is a two-time recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2013 recipient of the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning, and a 2015 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2017, IDW Publishing fulfilled the author’s lifelong dream with a comprehensive career retrospective, Tom Tomorrow: 25 Years of Tomorrow, collecting over 1,500 cartoons.

Small Press Expo’s 20th Anniversary Guests Include Charles Burns, Jen Sorensen, Tom Tomorrow and Ben Katchor

Small Press ExpoThis year is the 20th Anniversary of SPX, which will be held September 13 and 14, 2014 at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. For our 20th birthday, we are pleased to announce Charles Burns, Jen Sorensen, Tom Tomorrow and Ben Katchor to join in the celebration of the comic creators of the alt-weekly newspapers.

They are in addition to the previously announced alt-weekly guests Jules Feiffer, Lynda Barry and James Sturm, as well as SPX first timers Brandon Graham, Emily Carroll, Drew Friedman and Mimi Pond.

Charles Burns completes the final installment of his trilogy that began with The Hive and X’ed Out with the release this September of Sugar Skull. Mr. Burns is renown for his epic graphic novel Black Hole, as well as his work for such periodicals as Raw, The Believer and The New Yorker. Courtesy of Pantheon Books there will be advance copies of Sugar Skull at the show, as well as a special book plate designed just for SPX 2014.

Jen Sorensen is the recipient of the this years prestigious Herblock Award, which is given every year for excellence in political cartooning. She also won the 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in Cartoons as well as the 2013 National Cartoonist Society Award for Best Editorial Cartoons. Her political cartoons can be seen in various alt-weekly newspapers around the United States as well as at The Nib and her own web site. In addition to her weekly cartoon, she also does illustration work for such clients as the Kaiser Health News, The Dallas Observer, Ms. Magazine, Politico and her current home paper, The Austin Chronicle.

Tom Tomorrow aka Dan Perkins is the creator behind This Modern World, his weekly political cartoon strip that has been running since 1990. He is a two time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in Cartoons, as well as the winner of the James Madison Freedom of Information Award and the 2012 Herblock Award. He is the author of 10 compilations of his cartoon work, as well as a children’s book and he created the cover to the Pearl Jam album Backspacer.

Ben Katchor started in the alt-weekly’s in 1986 and six compilations out of his award winning work, the latest is the 2013 Hand Drying in America and Other Stories from Pantheon Books. He is an associate professor at Parsons The New School for Design and has taught cartooning all over the world. Mr. Katchor is also works in the theater as a librettist, having won an Obie award for his work on The Carbon Copy Building.