A busy, busy 21st century classroom
I drew this comic, but I can barely look at it
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This week’s comic is “Richard Scarry’s Busy, Busy 21st Century Classroom”
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As I said briefly on Twitter, and at length in the Inner Hive post (in showing how the comic came about and was made): If you think this was a hard comic to read, believe me, it was harder to draw.
And here is the comic:
I can now announce and accept orders for the BRAND NEW Tom the Dancing Bug book!
It’s Volume 5 of The Complete Tom the Dancing Bug👇
TOM THE DANCING BUG: EAT THE POOR, VOLUME 5 IN THE COMPLETE TOM THE DANCING BUG -- 2007-2011. Clover Press’s Complete Tom the Dancing Bug program marches on with the fifth chronological volume (and third volume published to date), covering every installment of the award-winning (and two-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist) comic strip, from 2007-2011. This volume covers the years of Obama’s election and The Great Recession, with a particular focus on Lucky Ducky, "the Poor Little Duck Who’s Rich in Luck.” But the topics also range far from the political and topical, into waffle irons, drunk shirtless guys, and particle accelerators.
And of course, it also features Tom the Dancing Bug favorites like God-Man, Super-Fun-Pak Comix, Billy Dare, Boy Adventurer, and Charley the Australopithecine. It also includes other comics Ruben Bolling created during those years: a Recession-themed comic created for Harper’s Magazine; and the legendary, insane Toy Story/Cormac McCarthy mashup he did for The Village Voice.
Here is the back cover of the book:
ORDERING INFORMATION IS AT bit.ly/DancingBugBooks - CLICK HERE. Order directly from me (with a “SIGNED/SKETCHED OFFER”), and I’ll sketch in your book(s), and sign it/them — personally to you, or someone you designate, if you like. You’ll also get an exclusive signed Eat the Poor bookmark.
I’m so excited about this book and Clover Press’s The Complete Tom the Dancing Bug program, and I’m grateful to all who buy and enjoy the books, which keeps the program going.
Note that the volumes are being released in reverse order.
Volume 7, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, was released August, 2020
Volume 6, Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens, was released Decemeber, 2021
Volume 5, Tom the Dancing Bug: Eat the Poor, is being released June, 2022
This week’s Classic Tom the Dancing Bug (published on GoComics yesterday) is “Dick Cheney’s Philosophical Though-Experiment Legislation” (from 2005).
On the request of, and with thanks to, valued Inner Hive member @edsingletoned, who helps make Tom the Dancing Bug possible.
And this week the GoComics Super-Fun-Pak Comix page has featured comics from this installment (from 2016).
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