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This week’s comic is “Center-Normalized News: One Newschannel, Two Truths.”
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“Confuse your friends. Perplex your neighbors. Confound yourself.”™️
This week’s Classic Tom the Dancing Bug (published on GoComics yesterday) is “Picasso: If Social Media Existed in the 20th Century” (from 2014).
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And this week the GoComics Super-Fun-Pak Comix page has featured comics from this installment (from 2000).
I’ll be filling in as a writer for Boing Boing for a couple of months. Here are a few of the items I wrote recently:
And I highly recommend: Buy the "Cheers" bar. Or buy the original Batman and Robin costumes from the 1960s. There’s an incredible auction going on right now of hundreds and hundreds of amazing items of television memorabilia, from the entire “All in the Family” living room set to a fake beer can prop from an SNL sketch. From what I’m sure will end up selling for millions, to what the current auction price is $1. It’s fun just to scroll through to see what’s there.
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TOM THE DANCING BUG: ALL-MIGHTY COMIC S, VOLUME 4 IN THE COMPLETE TOM THE DANCING BUG -- 2003-2006. Clover Press’s Complete Tom the Dancing Bug program streaks forward with the fourth chronological volume, covering every installment of the award-winning (and two-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist) comic strip, from 2003-2006.
This volume includes favorite characters of Tom the Dancing Bug, such as: God-Man, the Omnipotent Superhero; Charley the Australopithecine; Billy Dare, Boy Adventurer; Dinkle, the Un-Lovable Loser; and even the origin of Lucky Ducky. It also includes a special comic Bolling created for Mad Magazine during the covered years: “Educa-Fun.”
Tom the Dancing Bug is the wildly popular, groundbreaking comic strip that Mark Hamill called “wondrous, whimsical, and witty,” and that led Seth Meyers to recently write, “The fact that Tom the bug can keep dancing in this day and age is a testament to Ruben Bolling’s skills as a cartoonist!”
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