Tom Sloan Cartoon: Come Back Yesterday

Written by Tom Sloan

Cartoonist Tom Sloan takes a trip back to the future to get the deal before it expires. — It’s so frustrating. You see an ad for a certain something that you absolutely must have that’s on sale. It doesn’t matter what it is, but you know you really want it. It could be a certain kind of weatherproof varnish, a wireless adapter, a 50-foot garden hose, or a buy-one-get-one-free deal on catfish fillets.

“Great, I gotta get this thing,” you say with absolute enthusiasm. If you do what I do, you put the ad down, and in 10 seconds you forget all about it. A week later, you happen to come across the ad again and say, “Oh yeah, I forgot. I gotta get this thing.”

You make your way to the store to pick one up. Nuts! Procrastination rears its ugly head once more. The sale ended yesterday. So my choice is, no matter how much I want this object of desire, there’s no way am I paying full price. My second option is that stingy me would rather wait six months for the next time it’s on sale. Neither option is best. If there was only some other way …

Cartoon by Tom Sloan

Cartoon by Tom Sloan

For, I’m Tom Sloan.

Tom Sloan has drawn cartoons and illustrations for numerous publications — including the original BYTE magazine. Not limited to print, Tom’s cartoons and collages are displayed in museums and galleries throughout the United States. He’s also an accomplished animator. He’s created animations for such as clients Sesame Street, HBO, Nickelodeon, Captain Kangaroo, Romper Room, Burger King and McDonalds.