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Come Visit Trump's Mar-a-Lago Florida Theme Park!

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH you will find your MAR-A-LAGO theme park map and guide for your day at the Trumpiest Place on Earth!

Trump Protects Americans

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Donald Trump soberly analyzes the data and determines which risks to American lives are worth horribly cruel policies.

Ruben Bolling won the 2017 Herblock Prize!

Ruben Bolling, the brilliantly funny creator of comic strips we're proud to debut each week here at Boing Boing, has won the 2017 Herblock Award. His scathing and insightful treatment of Donald Trump, as featured in many episodes of Tom the Dancing Bug throughout the election campaign, were key to the Herb Block Foundation's pick.

“Tom the Dancing Bug” is a free-format comic strip that uses varying types of humor, artistic styles and formats. It’s an unusual strip in that in any given week, it could feature a spoof, a multi-panel sketch, political or absurdist humor, recurring characters or caricatures of real people. But during 2016, political subject matter was at its heart, as it mostly dealt with the election and the rise to power of Donald Trump.

We're proud and honored to publish his work here. Be sure to read the latest, published today!

Michael Cavna at the Washington Post, Herb Block's longtime home, quotes the judges and artist thus:

“Ruben Bolling created his own unique style of political cartoon, one that’s full of sly allusions and clever twists,” wrote judge Matt Wuerker, the Politico cartoonist and 2010 Herblock Prize recipient. ” ‘Tom the Dancing Bug’ pushed the form into new territory with imaginative tropes, deft imagery and provocative allegory.”

“Ruben Bolling’s cartoons are consistently sharp, funny and incredibly original,” wrote judge Mark Fiore, the freelance political animator who won the Herblock last year. “His use of recurring characters, like Hollingsworth Hound and Lucky Ducky, [adds] a wonderfully inventive richness to his masterful satire.” (Also judging this year was Martha Kennedy, Library of Congress curator of popular and applied graphic art.)

“‘Tom the Dancing Bug’ is an unusual comic strip because it’s totally free format; it can deal with australopithecines and giant wombats, or real-world politicians and topical issues,” the creator said.

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A Calvinist and Hobbesian Look at Trump

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH little President Donald and his imaginary publicist John learn some very troubling things about Obama!

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Terror Group Gains Ground in U.S.

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH a terrorist group uses a newly gained stronghold in the United States to spread fear and chaos.

The Donald Trump Mysteries: “The Leak Is Real, The News Is Fake”

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Inspector Donald Trump reveals a shocking and perplexing solution to a horrifying mystery!

Po' li'l Lucky Ducky gonna get his swamp drained

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH ol' Hollingsworth Hound promises to drain the swamp for Lucky Ducky an' all his pals.

Illegals Pose Public Safety Threat!

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Trump administration warns the public about crimes committed by those who have defied immigration laws.

Trump's New "Monsters, Inc."

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Pixar's "Monsters, Inc." is re-booted for Trump's America: Trumpsters, Inc. - We Scare Because We Care.

An Alternative View from Trump Tower

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH is presented the alternative view from Trump Tower.

Why the Emoluments Clause Does NOT Apply to Donald Trump...

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the 1787 Constitutional Convention debate conclusively demonstrates why the Emoluments Clause was never intended to apply to Donald Trump!

The Donald Trump Mysteries

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH super-sleuth Donald Trump will not rest until he solves the case of the hacked Democrats!

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. "Boiling a Frog," and MORE...

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features "World of Computers," "How to Draw Doug," and far, far more!

"Following the Word of God-Man," a God-Man Story

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH God-Man leaves his pal Billy Billings with some parting words.

It's a Wonderful Life in Trumpville

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH George Bailey is visited by a Guardian Angel who shows him what life would be like if George hadn't worked to keep Trump from becoming president.

Surrender Is Victory - Submit to Russia

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we learn that by submitting to our benevolent Russian overlords, we achieve Victory for all Americans.

The World at a Crossroads...

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Trump. Trump, Trump, Trump. ... Trump.

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