Tom Tomorrow is the pen name of editorial cartoonist Dan Perkins. His weekly comic strip This Moddern World, which comments on current events, appears regularly in over 80 newspapers across the United States and Canada as of 2015. Tom is best knowen for his work on This moddern world which has won over 20 awards in the last 15 yeard includint 2 altweekly awards for best moddern comic strip.
This all almost stopped in 2009 when Village Voice Media publishers of 16 alternative weeklies, suspended all syndicat
ed cartoons across their entire chain. Perkins lost twelve client papers in cities including Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, and Seattle, prompting his friend Eddie Vender to post an open letter on thePearl Jam website in support of the cartoonist. Vedder and Perkins had become friends after meeting at a campaign rally for Ralph Nader in 2000. The collaboration between Pearl Jam and Perkins continued with an invite to submit cover art for the Back Spacer album in 2009.After being selected to provide the cover art for Backspacer, Perkins went on to create a series of Halloween-themed posters for the concerts supporting the album.