Whoa nelly — Tom the Dancing Bug is turning 30 this year! In celebration, cartoonist Ruben Bolling (aka Ken Fisher) is releasing not one but TWO topical collections of his alt-weekly comic strip.
“Into the Trumpverse” collects his Donald-centric cartoons from 2016-2019, while “The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader” gathers together every fake comic strip Bolling has drawn for his “Super-Fun-Pak-Comix” since 1997.
While the books won’t be out until May 26, you can preorder them now. The official book release has been delayed until the fall, but you can still preorder here:
And, according to a fetching press release that caught our eye, for a limited time during the pre-order period, you can reserve the Super Fun Tom the Dancing Bug Book Package. It includes:
• A copy of “Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse,” signed/sketched/dated by Ruben Bolling, (personalized if requested!)
• A copy of “The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader,” signed/sketched/dated by Ruben Bolling, (personalized if requested!)
• Two — count them, two!— signed Tom the Dancing Bug / Super-Fun-Pak Comix bookmarks
• And an EXCLUSIVE pdf booklet of “artist’s materials,” presenting notes, scripts, sketches, pencils and inks for selected comics from both books.
2020 is looking to be a banner year for cartoonists publishing books, so if you have something coming out, let us know. We’ll be posting a Book Nook on the news feed here on Fridays when there’s a release.