Tom Tomorrow Predicted the Collapse of the Banks


We were flipping through The Future’s So Bright, I Can’t Bear to Look, the new book by Tom Tomorrow (a frequent Voice contributor), and noticed a 2007 strip, partially reproduced here (though very small — the strips are large and luxuriant in the book), that suggests Tom not only saw the fraud inherent in the subprime lending cluster-fuck, but also the coming bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers et alia. As we watch Jon Stewart for news, must we now look to cartoonists for prophecy? Well, “tomorrow” is part of his name. The book makes an attractive gift item and its success will get Tom to quit bugging us to raise his rates.