TOM THE DANCING BUG: Reasonable Checks on Cartoonists' Unlimited Power

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the unbridled powers of cartoonists are properly reined in.

Freeway Ricky Ross

A story about the biggest cocaine trafficker in Los Angeles, who also left a big impact on the developing Hip Hop culture of the region in the 1980s.
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2 Live Crew take their chances in Miami

The guys from 2 Live Crew were a California group made up of Air Force recruits. Who'd have guessed?

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Why Does Everyone Keep Calling Louis "Flash"?!!

Tom the Dancing Bug IN WHICH Louis has to deal with everyone calling him by the new nickname "Flash" for some reason.

Dr. Dre Meets Ice Cube

"Just don't get too big for your britches, Andre"

On Iraq - W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?)

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we examine what Jeb Bush would have done about Iraq if he knew what we all know he knew.

Dr. Dre's First Records

You better beware.
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Egyptian Lover, Egypt Egypt

A 1984 west coast classic from the Hip Hop Family Tree.

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Boxing and Other, Sweeter, Sciences

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we review the early competitors of the sport of boxing, known as the "sweet science."

The Fresh Prince Meets DJ Jazzy Jeff

This week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip introduces arguably the biggest superstar Hip Hop ever created.

Big Mouth: Waving Flag of Snot

Here is another Charles Bukowski poem I drew while he was still alive.

ZAP! POW! Comics are for kids again

This is about comics, and about kids, so I'm going to start with a story (a comic!) about how Bill Watterson taught my home schooled daughter to read. It goes like this…

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Doonesbury's Charlie Hebdo Problem

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Doonesbury gang denounces the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and draws the line for appropriate, non-murderworthy satire.

Hip Hop Family Tree: DJ Jazzy Jeff

This week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip travels away from NYC to West Philadelphia.

TOM THE DANCING BUG: The Great Meritocracy Race

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Great Meritocracy Race is kept strictly fair; after all, the future of America is at stake.

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