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Here's to a better 2022
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Greetings and Happy New Year, Dear Readers!
This week’s comic is an installment of “The Education of Louis,” IN WHICH young Louis Maltby finally learns his secret, glorious destiny…
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The Countdown of the Top Ten Tom the Dancing Bugs of 2021 is now complete, and all ten comics can be viewed HERE.
But I’m announcing here the shocking conclusion of the countdown: The Number One spot is occupied not by one comic, but by TWO COMICS, which finished in an unprecedented tie for the honor!
The two most popular, highest rated, objectively and scientifically best Tom the Dancing Bug comics are the first two Q-Nuts installments:
From the week of January 25, Q-Nuts: “It’s the Great Storm, Charlie Brown!”
And from the week of May 10, Q-Nuts: “It’s the Insurrection, Charlie Brown!”
Thank you to all Tom the Dancing Bug comics for competing valiantly.
Speaking of comic strip parodies, this week’s Classic Tom the Dancing Bug (published on GoComics yesterday) is “Donald and John: Whistleblower” (from 2019).
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And this week the GoComics Super-Fun-Pak Comix page has featured comics from this installment (from 2011).
That’s it for this year, friends. Here’s to a better 2022!
Otis and I will see you in the New Year, and as you can tell from this picture, he’d like to take a big bite out of it right now.
(Picture taken safely at an outdoor table, no other customers in the area.)
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