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September 12, 2017

PAPER CHASERS

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I'll be speaking at Harvard Law School this Saturday, September 16, 11:15am - 12:00pm, in Milstein West.

 

I'll also attend an Art Exhibit Viewing, including Tom the Dancing Bug comics, at Milstein West on Friday afternoon.

 

These events are open only to members of the Harvard Law School community.

 

Everything I say will be on the Final Exam.

 

Information is here and here.

 



September 08, 2017

CLIMATE CHANGE: "IT WON'T BE A PROBLEM"

1112ctemp hhound - climate problem

 

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August 16, 2017

JOIN TOM THE DANCING BUG'S INNER HIVE AND HELP PROTECT AMERICA

Join Tom the Dancing Bug's INNER HIVE subscription club

FROM NOW UNTIL 8/26/17,

and more the DOUBLE your INNER HIVE sign-up charge will be donated to either:

 

Southern Poverty Law Center (info here);

 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (info here);

 

Simon Wiesenthal Center (info here); or

 

Human Rights Campaign Foundation (info here)

 

When you join the INNER HIVE, you get each week's Tom the Dancing Bug comic emailed to you at least one day before it's published, along with commentary, puns, preliminary art, palindromes, giveaways, additional comics, "content", craft projects, weather forecasts, cautionary tales, exclusive info, etc.  The cost of membership is only $11.95 per six months.

 

And through 8/26, when you pay that $11.95 sign-up fee, $25 will be donated to help protect Americans' rights against Donald Trump and the hateful organizations he defends.    

 

How else can you get exclusive access to stupid comics AND help make America a better, safer, and more just nation?

 

To join the INNER HIVE, click here. (UPDATE: This offer expired on 8/26. THANK YOU to all who joined.)

Thank you.

-Ruben Bolling

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August 09, 2017

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July 24, 2017

DONALD AND JOHN - FIRING FBI DIRECTOR COMEY

From May...

 

1338cWEB donald and john - director comey



June 29, 2017

20th ANNIVERSARY WITH UNIVERSAL / ANDREWS McMEEL

Hey, today is the 20th Anniversary of Tom the Dancing Bug's relationship with Andrews McMeel Syndication (or, Universal Press Syndicate, as it was known when I started there).

 

It's been a fantastic relationship, which I value greatly both for the institutional values of the corporation, and for the individual people who have meant so much to me and the strip.  Thank you, Andrews McMeel Syndication!

 

Here is an interview with me about the Anniversary, and here is the very first comic that was distributed by Universal Press Syndicate:

 

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June 07, 2017

comic posted on Twitter today

Donald Trump and James Comey, in "I Need Loyalty"

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June 03, 2017

Orange for Gun Sense

 

I contributed this illustration to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety's #WearOrange campaign that was held yesterday.

 

2017 orange TOM THE DANCING BUG chagrin falls

This reminded me that the Smythes of Chagrin Falls had their own adventure involving America's relationship with gun laws.

 

1249cWEB chagrin falls 12 - sacrifice firearms

 

 

By the way, the great Garry Trudeau contributed this gem:

 

2017 MIKE&ALEX_ORANGE

 

 



May 28, 2017

RUBEN, REUBEN

Hey, I learned this morning that "Donald and John," the webcomic run by The Nib in late 2016, won a National Cartoonists Society award at the Reuben Awards ceremony in Portland, Oregon, last night.

 

Ncs award Reuben awards

 

This award has the highest buttocks prominence of all the major awards, easily out prominent-ing the second place winner, the Academy Award's Oscar.

 

Oscar-statues-awards

 

On a Saturday morning last October, I found myself suddenly deciding to launch a daily (!) comic strip that would run until the election, using the Donald Trump / Calvin & Hobbes mashup I had used in a couple of Tom the Dancing Bugs (here and here).  It was a bizarre decision because my life was already filled to the brim as it was, and it would take over everything for over a month.  

 

Incredibly, within hours, Matt Bors at The Nib agreed to run the daily comic, and "Donald and John" was launched.  I can't thank Matt and his great team at The Nib enough.  The subject of the cartoon is as upsetting and distressing as I can imagine, but creating it was an amazing experiment, and one of the highlights of my career.

 

Donald and john cover illustration NIB

 

Thank you to my pal John (Johnny G.) Glynn, who accepted the award on my behalf in Portland.  He tells me he used the opportunity to deliver a diatribe against the "Holds" statistic in baseball, and I couldn't think of a more worthy or appropriate topic.

 

 

I was really sorry I couldn't be there -- not because of any award, but just because it would have been a blast be with my friends and/or heroes.  Who wouldn't want to hang out with just the people on this poster, let alone all the others... just to name a few:  Matt Groening, Lynda Barry, Mo Willems, Tom Gamill, etc., etc.

 

Reubens+artwork+by+tom+richmond+2017+reuben+awards+portland

 

 

The other two nominees in the category are really fantastic cartoonists -- Sarah Andersen (!) and Dave Kellett -- and I know exactly how they feel...

 

...Because I was also a nominee for an NCS award I didn't win last night: the amazing  Mike Luckovich won for Best Editorial Cartoons over myself (for Tom the Dancing Bug) and my buddy Jen Sorensen.  Congratulations to Mike... and all the other winners and nominees and all of Team Comics!

 

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March 30, 2017

MoCCA

I'll be at the MoCCA Arts Festival in NYC this Saturday, April 1 (no fooling!).  I'll be at the National Cartoonists Society table (Table C131) from 3:45-6:00pm.  

 

Come by to say hi.  I'll have just a few Tom the Dancing Bug books to sell ($25), and a lot of EMU Club Adventures books to sell ($13).

 

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MoCCA Arts Festival

at Metropolitan West

West 46th Street, bt 11th and 12th Ave.

 

Check back in this space for updates/confirmation.

 

 



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