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Awesomer and Awesomer

Tom Toro

  • What do you get someone who’s at a loss for words? A cartoon, of course. Tom Toro’s at The New Yorker.


Tom Toro

Tom Toro is a cartoonist and writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Haven Review, Narrative, and Audubon, among others.  His debut memoir and cartoon collection about breaking into The New Yorker while battling depression will be out from Dock Street Press in 2017.  Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tom now lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife, kid, and cat.

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  • Celeste

    Having just inadvertently taught my 2-year-old to say “awesome,” I have to say that this cartoon is… awesome.

  • Jeremiah Chamberlin

    “Awesome” really continues to hold its own in the lexicon, doesn’t it? Growing up in the 80s, “Bitchin'” and “Gnarly” and “Wicked” were en vogue. Now they seem so, well, 80s…What were the catch phrases of the 1990s? I’m trying to remember.

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