Ruben Bolling

is creating Tom the Dancing Bug

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THE INNER HIVE

$3
per month
  • This is the Patreon version of the INNER HIVE Club that's been going on since 2012.  It's the club that literally saved the comic strip.
  • You get access to the weekly INNER HIVE message with each week's comic the day before it's published online, plus commentary, preliminary artwork, extra comics, contests, recipes, word-find puzzles, hot celeb tips and whatever else I can think of.

THE INNER HIVE PLUS

$6
per month
  • You're a member of the INNER HIVE, with all its rights, privileges and responsibilities.
  • PLUS every January, those who have been in the INNER HIVE PLUS tier for the entire previous year will get four high-resolution files of Tom the Dancing Bug comics. 
  • PLUS you get access to archived content

THE INNER HIVE'S SUPER FUN PACK

$15
per month
  • Every January, those who have been in the THE INNER HIVE'S SUPER FUN PACK for the entire previous year will get mailed to them some gift from the Tom the Dancing Bug studio.  Could be a signed/sketched book, an original sketch, an original illustration that was actually a component of a comic, or Something Else (tm)!  It's a "Mystery Box"!
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • Super fun!

About

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Hello, friend.  And welcome to Tom the Dancing Bug!

I create this weekly comic strip to make fun of politics, the world, fabric softener, time-travelers, and giant wombats.  You can find news about the comic strip, and links to comics, here.



I launched this Patreon project to expand Tom the Dancing Bug's INNER HIVE. You can join the email version of the INNER HIVE on CampaignZee that's been humming along since it literally saved the comic strip in 2012(!) at http://bit.ly/innerhive, or now you can join the Patreon version right here



Since the INNER HIVE started, the world has changed and my comic strip has evolved, shifting its focus toward a certain orange-hued vitamin huckster, and the threat he poses to America.  This new emphasis has been very important to me, and it has brought the comic strip a lot of attention and some very nice awards (it won the Herblock Prize in 2017 and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 2018, and if was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in 2019).  But it has only increased the comic's reliance on the INNER HIVE to remain independent and self-sustaining.



If you like Tom the Dancing Bug, and would like earlier access to comics, and exclusive access to more comics, and behind-the-scenes information, jokes, riddles, puns, palindromes, etc. etc., then joining either version of the INNER HIVE may be a lot of fun for you.  A free-market exchange!



In the new post-newspaper world of comics, this is an essential component to making Tom the Dancing Bug a viable project.  But I've also found it to be an essential component to making it fun for me.  I've had a blast sharing more comics, more thoughts, more information about how the comic is made, and more jokes with readers who are engaged, interested, and the first to read the new comic strip every week.

I THANK YOU, and I hope you enjoy being a member.

If you have any questions, please email me at tomdbug at gmail dot com



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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 157 exclusive posts
52
Images
106
Writings

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