Nuclear Winter Olympics

The Olympics officially start on Friday in Pyeongchang. What are the odds that our Glorious Leader re-starts the Korean War before the games conclude at the end of the month?

08. February 2018 by John W. Tomac
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Tax Changes

This month, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report takes a look at the big changes to the tax code that were recently signed into law.

Try to avoid spending the extra $1.50/week in once place. You’ll probably need it after Trump & Co. gut Medicare and Social Security

07. February 2018 by John W. Tomac
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The World at War

For the past few years I have been illustrating a column in World War II Magazine. It’s a fun change of pace from the usual assignments that focus on current events and presents the challenge of. Here are a few recent entries in that ongoing series.

You will have to look closely between the ancient ruins if you want to find any memorial or official reminders of the Second World War in Italy.

 

A three-minute meeting, may have altered the course of history. In May, 1940, following a budget meeting, General George C. Marshall convinced FDR that the flames of war consuming Europe and Asia wouldn’t be contained and the U.S. needed to start preparing for war, even in the face of growing isolationist sentiment in Congress.

 


A general on the eastern front grows tired of watching his men suffer though the winter because of Hitler’s incompetence and defects to the Soviet Union. He faces another set of complications when he refuses to join the Communist Party.

31. January 2018 by John W. Tomac
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Train Kept A Rollin’

The fourth industrial revolution is barreling toward us like a locomotive, says Deloitte. Are you ready?

This was a fun assignment that involved bringing an art director’s vision of a train made from disparate technological objects and symbols to life.

24. January 2018 by John W. Tomac
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I saw you meditating

For the January issue of Success Magazine, a journalist takes up woodworking and finds that the path to mindfulness is not through meditation but the table saw.

17. January 2018 by John W. Tomac
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What a Shithole

Somehow, our dear leader believes he’s “the least racist person” you’ll ever meet. Well, if that’s true, he sure has energized a lot of intolerant folks. How’d that happen?

16. January 2018 by John W. Tomac
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Back to School

If you find yourself near Warrensburg, Mo. between now and Feb. 3, head over to the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design where my work is on display.

I am looking forward to being on campus to talk about it and making a career in the commercial arts with the next generation of illustrators and designers Jan. 21-22.

Thank you Christian Cutler and the University of Central Missouri for inviting me.

09. January 2018 by John W. Tomac
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