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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.

Tom Tomorrow Brings This Modern World To IDW

CRAZY IS THE NEW NORMALJust in time for a crazy election year, celebrated American political cartoonist Tom Tomorrow has teamed with IDW to release Crazy Is The New Normala brand new collection featuring the best This Modern World strips from the past three years!

The gang’s all here as the war drum of doom signals the encroaching apocalypse that is the 2016 American Presidential race―with special guest The Incredible Trump! Serious, elevated discourse and political correctness need not apply. One thing’s for sure, in 2016 Crazy Is The New Normal, and Tom Tomorrow is the only guiding light fit to lead us into that darkness!

Speaking of prior years, This Modern World had a huge 2015, drawing in over $310,000 through Kickstarter for a two-volume, hardcover set called 25 Years of Tomorrow. Of course it didn’t hurt to have Eddie Vedder himself offering up a signed guitar as a stretch goal! Building on that success, this November IDW will offer a new printing of this edition for mass market audiences.

Both of these collections are a tribute to Tom Tomorrow’s longevity as not only one of today’s greatest American cartoonists but also one of its most relevant political satirists. Tom’s unique voice is more relevant to making sense of today’s political climate than ever before and these collections showcase the Pulitzer finalist in his prime, making them an essential snapshot of modern American politics for generations to come.

Crazy Is The New Normal releases this September in a softcover trade paperback collection and can be pre-ordered now followed by Tom Tomorrow: 25 Years of Tomorrow in a hardcover slipcase in November with more projects in the works at IDW Publishing.

Preview: Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz HC

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz HC

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writers/Artists: Mike Allred, Art Baltazar, Paige Braddock, Megan Brennan, Frank Cammuso, Derek Charm, Colleen Coover, Evan Dorkin, Chynna Clugston Flores, Julie Fujii, Shaenon K. Garrity, Melanie Gillman, Zac Gorman, Jimmy Gownley, Matt Groening, Dan Hipp, Keith Knight, Mike Kunkel, Roger Langridge, Jeff Lemire, Jonathan Lemon, Patrick McDonnell, Tony Millionaire, Caleb Monroe, Terry Moore, Dustin Nguyen, Molly Ostertag, Lincoln Peirce, Paul Pope, Hilary Price, Liz Prince, Stan Sakai, Chris Schweizer, Ryan Sook, Jeremy Sorese, Raina Telgemeier, Richard Thompson, Tom Tomorrow, Lucas Turnbloom, and Jen Wang

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz is a giant love letter from creators new and old from comic strips to webcomics, children’s books to comic books. Unprecedented at this scale, it is very rare for the Schulz estate to allow other cartoonists to illustrate the Peanuts gang in their own signature styles. This collection of original stories, pin-ups, and strips pay tribute to Schulz and the world of Peanuts, and includes contributions from Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), Mike Allred (Silver Surfer), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), and many more. Features an introduction by Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate).

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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.

Small Press Convention Goes Political

The upcoming Small Press Expo in Bethesda Maryland on October 4 and 5 will be going the political route.  With the upcoming national elections the convention has decided to hold panels on political cartooning, bringing some of the best talent from around the country to join the event.

Tom Tomorrow, the award winning cartoonist and creator of The Future Is So Bright I Can’t Bare To Look!, and Lloyd Dangle the creator of the long running political cartoon series Troubletown, will both be making appearances at the show.

A two day pass is a more than reasonable $15, and we’ll be there to cover it all.