Dan Perkins donates Tom Tomorrow Collection to Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

This Modern World creator Dan Perkins (AKA Tom Tomorrow) has donated his collection of manuscripts, research materials, and ephemera to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

From the press release:

When asked why he found OSU to be the ideal home for his collection, Perkins said: “At this point, it represents not only a history of my own work, but of the alternative press itself, and I hope there’s some value in that for some scholar someday. So when Curator Jenny Robb said The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum would be interested, I was thrilled – not only is all this material going to be preserved and accessible, but it will be in the biggest cartoon library in the world. I can’t think of a better home for it all, though it does rob my young son of his eventual inheritance of many boxes full of old newspapers.”

Dan is one of the foremost alternative-weekly cartoonists in the US. He has twice been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism (1998 and 2003) and was last year’s Herblock Prize winner.