Two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, are now available for order!
Please take a moment to watch the video, above. I worked very hard on it.
You can order Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse from Clover Press here.
You can order The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader from Clover Press here.
You can order Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse on Amazon here if you'd like.
👉 AND you can order the Super Fun Tom the Dancing Bug Book Package (both books!) directly from me.👇
☑️ a copy of Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, signed / sketched / dated by Ruben Bolling, personalized if requested
☑️ a copy of The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, signed / sketched / dated by Ruben Bolling, personalized if requested
☑️ two signed collectible Tom the Dancing Bug / Super-Fun-Pak Comix bookmarks
☑️ an EXCLUSIVE "ARTIST'S" EDITION pdf booklet, presenting notes, scripts, sketches, pencils and inks for selected comics from both books (see cover below).
Packages are currently being sent out!
$89.99, cheap. ORDER AT THIS LINK.
U.S. only please. Includes Media Mail postage. For deliveries to other countries, please contact teamdancingbug at gmail dot com
You can also order the signed/sketched books as a gift -- I will sign the books to the recipient, inscribe that the book is a gift from you, and even write on the package on which date it should be opened, if you'd like.
2017 NATIONAL CARTOONISTS SOCIETY AWARD WINNER
2017 HERBLOCK PRIZE WINNER
2018 ROBERT F. KENNEDY JOURNALISM AWARD WINNER
2019 PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST
2020 ORANGE JULIUS LOYALTY PROGRAM CARD APPLICANT
"Ruben Bolling's craft and commentary are as powerful and as pointed, as capable of making you laugh while breaking your heart as they were when we were all so very young."
from Neil Gaiman's foreword to Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse
"God bless Tom the Dancing Bug! Funny, succinct, and highly original, Ruben Bolling is able to make sense from the chaos and tragedy of America's political nightmares and make you laugh while doing it. An increasingly rare and more difficult feat these extra bleak days. This is worth your time and money. Do it!"
"Behold the wondrous, whimsical, witty world that is Tom the Dancing Bug! If you're someone who's not a fan of potent political humor with an incisive absurdist twist that's not only consistently funny, but downright therapeutic for an ailing world, I suggest you avoid this book like the plague. For everyone else, it's a MUST-READ!"
"Delve into the dementia, the dread, and the delightfulness of this collection of Tom the Dancing Bug's strips -- it's history through the lens of a self-loathing insomniac. In a way, it's all of us."
"Ruben Bolling has been sending me his secret messages for years, in the form of comics printed first on paper, and then, once paper became extinct, on the internet. I don't know exactly what he's trying to tell me, except he seems to know about everything I find funny, delightful, strange and inexplicable to get my attention, from obscure literary references to negging deep dish pizza. I don't understand exactly what exactly he's trying to say to me, but I still obsessively keep reading, not just because he's hilarious, but because someday I hope to find out who this Tom the bug is, and why he is dancing."
"This fine collection of work by Mr. Bolling provides ample evidence as to why he is unanimously considered one of the greatest cartoonists in the known universe. How he would rank in that other part of the universe is, of course, a matter that’s still being hotly debated within the scientific community.”
-“Weird Al” Yankovic
"I am a HUGE fan of Tom the Dancing Bug! It makes me laugh and think of course but it makes me feel better. No kidding, I read it and I think, someone else thinks like me, only funnier and better informed and I feel good. Thank you Ruben Bolling for giving us Tom The Dancing Bug. (Can't decide whether to capitalize ‘the’)."
"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!"
“Each week Ruben Bolling takes an unassuming little blank white rectangle and fills it up with clever cartoonery, sneaky commentary, and more political laughs than you can shake a stick at. All hail Tom the Dancing Bug!”
These books exist and could be yours.
(Note: this page was updated August 6, 2020)
Hey, I was surprised to see one of the authors I admire the most tweet about The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, out of the blue!
Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket:
The Comics Journal, on The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader:
"A great treasury of wild, often brilliant humor and a record of life in America"
The Washington Post, on Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse:
"Like a warm pet that leaps and rolls over before delivering a satiric bite."