Virtual Memories Show
COVID Check-In: Tom Tomorrow
(a.k.a. Dan Perkins)
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“If I could just go and have a drink with my friends at the little neighborhood bar, then life would feel halfway normal again.”
On Sunday, March 29, cartoonist Tom Tomorrow (a.k.a. Dan Perkins) checked in to let us know how he’s getting by in New York City during the pandemic. We talk about schlocky movies, the current challenge of being political satirist but the benefit of being a science fiction fan, the further collapse of alt-weeklies (and the need to support This Modern World via subscription!), and the last thing he left his apartment for. Give it a listen! And go subscribe to Sparky’s List!
Listen to the conversation! Then check out the archives for more conversations from The Before Times.
Other COVID Check-In episodes:
- 3/16/20 – my COVID story
- 3/25/20 – Kate Lacour
- 3/27/20 – Jim Ottaviani
- 3/28/20 – Peter Kuper
I just posted a page with all of The COVID-19 Sessions.
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About our Guest
Tom Tomorrow is the creator of the weekly political cartoon, This Modern World, which appears in approximately 80 newspapers across the U.S., and on websites such as Daily Kos, Truthout and Credo. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Spin, Mother Jones, Esquire, The Economist, The Nation, U.S. News and World Report, and The American Prospect, and has been featured on Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
Credits: The conversation was recorded remotely via Zencastr. I used a Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone feeding into a Cloudlifter CL-1 and a Mackie Onyx Blackjack 2×2 USB Recording Interface. All processing and editing done in Adobe Audition CC. Photo of Dan by him. It’s on his instagram.