A few days ago, I mentioned a Kickstarter project to support the publication of a two-volume, 1000+ page collection of the complete works of Tom Tomorrow’ (aka Dan Perkins), who has been creating brilliant and insightful (and FUNNY) political cartoons for the last 25 years.
The funding deadline was at 4 PM yesterday, and the project succeeded far beyond Perkins’ expectations.
His original goal was $87,000. (“Now, I know: $87K is a big ask,” he wrote at the start of the campaign.) That goal was met in the first day. By yesterday’s closing, 3,098 backers pledged $310,537 to help bring this project to life.
The books will be published in early 2016. There will be a book launch party at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, which is probably the most appropriate place on earth to celebrate Perkins’ particular sensibility and genius.