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Tom the Dancing Bug named best comic strip

The weekly New York Press has named Ruben Bolling’s Tom the Dancing Bug Manhattan’s Best Comic Strip.  The paper’s yearly “Best of Manhattan Reader Poll” was published September 27.

A unique hybrid of editorial and comic strip cartooning, Tom the Dancing Bug tackles a wide range of subject matter, including political and social commentary. The cartoon has won critical raves — Rolling Stone magazine named it “Hot Comic Strip of the Year,” and Details magazine called it “a rarity among alternative weekly comic strips: well-drawn, laugh-out-loud funny.” Tom the Dancing Bug won the Association of Alternative Newspapers Award for Best Cartoon in alternative newspapers in both 2002 and 2003.

Ruben Bolling is also the author of three Tom the Dancing Bug compilation books: Thrilling Tom the Dancing Bug Stories (Andrews McMeel, 2004), All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned From My Golf-Playing Cats (NBM Publishing, 1997) and Tom the Dancing Bug (HarperCollins Publishers, 1992).

Congrats to Ruben.

Community Comments

#1 Charles Brubaker
October/21/2006
@ 10:30 am

Congrats, Ruben. “Tom the Dancing Bug” is one of the best comics ever.

#2 R Thompson
October/21/2006
@ 12:20 pm

And by far one of the smartest and funniest.

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