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RIP Tony Auth

Obit by Michael Cavna. I just spent an intensive weekend with Tony last March judging the Herblock prize, so this news comes as kind of a shock. Condolences to his family.

posted by Tom Tomorrow at 3:04 PM | link
New toon: Capt. Kirk vs. the internet

Here.

Also, I’m offering signed prints on this one.

posted by Tom Tomorrow at 3:45 PM | link
New cartoon: the militarization of Officer Friendly

Here.

The first draft of this cartoon was actually written a month ago, inspired by this ACLU report and this New York Times article. I was saving it as a backup for some upcoming travel, but timing is everything, and as the events in Ferguson began to unfold, this went from evergreen to needing to be posted as soon as possible.

posted by Tom Tomorrow at 9:15 AM | link
Nixon

The anniversary of Nixon’s resignation seems like a good moment to repost this old campaign song I uploaded a few years ago. I bought this at a tag sale in the Haight Ashbury in the mid-eighties — the attic of the building (which I believe was literally at the corner of Haight and Ashbury) was clearly an old hippie crash pad that had never been cleaned out. It was a weird remnant, an unintentional time capsule from the late sixties. Old mattresses all around, a couple of old televisions, and this gem.

posted by Tom Tomorrow at 1:07 PM | link
Good guys with guns

VALDOSTA — On the first day of the new Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act, a misunderstanding between two armed men in a convenience store Tuesday led to a drawn firearm and a man’s arrest…

A man carrying a holstered firearm entered the store to make a purchase. Another customer, also with a holstered firearm, approached him and demanded to see his identification and firearms license, according to the Valdosta Police Department report.

Full story.

As foretold in a certain cartoon.

posted by Tom Tomorrow at 12:27 PM | link
Down memory lane

Ran across this post, while searching for something entirely unrelated. I used to put a lot more time into blogging, until I eventually decided that time was better spent making short snarky remarks on Twitter. And (more seriously) on cartooning.

I wonder if Brian D. held true to his total and perpetual boycott of me, for whatever it was that he was so mad about.

posted by Tom Tomorrow at 10:33 PM | link
Speaking of Iowa City

A couple of pictures of the old Iowa Theatre, scanned from old slides. I worked there for several years as a teenager. Long gone now — it was turned into a Burger King, and now I believe it’s some kind of club.

posted by Tom Tomorrow at 11:18 AM | link

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