For the past 25 years, since long before The Daily Show, Tom Tomorrow (aka Dan Perkins) has been publishing a brilliant, often snarky take on politics in a comic strip called This Modern World. Perkins has won Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award (twice) and the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Last year, he was a finalist for Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.
To celebrate This Modern World’s 25th anniversary, Perkins hoped to publish a two-volume. 1000-page compilation of all the cartoons. He turned to Kickstarter for financing, with an original goal of raising $87,000 toward publishing the books. Within a day, his fans had pledged more than $100,000.
With five days left, the total has now reached $243,344, just short of the final $250,000 goal. Pledges have ranged from $1 to $10,000. A $70 pledge gets you a copy of the two-volume hardcover book in an attractive slipcase, and a PDF version as well.
Here’s a sample: