Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

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  1. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, about 6 years ago

    And now let’s have a tea party.

  2. Kingoswald

    Kingoswald GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    No comparison. Wally Gimmel at least had talent (grin)

  3. ejcapulet

    ejcapulet said, about 6 years ago

    I have to call foul on this one.

    The idea of “pale and blond” as being “good” predates Nazism by several thousand years. Check the sculptures and images of Roman emperors, gods, and heroes. Stylized portraits from medieval Europe also carry the same theme (American culture originally came from European culture - like it or not). And if you’re going to get picky about noses (so to speak) a cute, little button nose, body shape of a tube, and rounded chin do not fit the stereo-type. The only thing Billy does have going for him on that is blond hair and pink skin. But, really, nice try.

  4. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    “Ruben”, eh? Sounds vaguely ethnic.

    Hey, just kidding! Some of my best friends are vaguely ethnic.

  5. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    he didn’t slip away; he just slipped up on all that parrot poop on the floor.

  6. steverino

    steverino said, about 6 years ago

    If he’s the “late” Wally Gimmel (and don’t get me started on the mass of posthumous comics still going, esp. on the 60th anniversary of “Peanuts”) then it’s the current artist whose views would be represented, no?

    That Billy Dare strip with the anonymous henchman’s dying moments still haunts me. The definition of good art, IMO.

  7. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo said, about 6 years ago

    Little known trivia: Ayn Rand based “The Fountainhead” on the Billy Dare comic strip.

  8. ravenmueller

    ravenmueller said, about 6 years ago

    Ahh, comics…simultaneously perpetuating and criticizing stereotypes since forever! Thanks TtheDB!

  9. donaldo

    donaldo said, about 6 years ago

    Ruben, I simply love your strip. Whether it’s about politics or comics, you get behind the scene

  10. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, about 6 years ago

    Fair–light complexion, blonde, blue eyed It may have other definitions Think “fair damsel in distress” Think “fair and honest”

    So if I’m looking for a fair lady She’s looking for tall, dark and handsom Romeo’ I’m fairly certain it would be fair to say You can’t trust anyone at the fair. Some dark eyed carney will win her hand fair and square

    My lady has naturally dark roots.

  11. ejcapulet

    ejcapulet said, about 6 years ago

    Who’s talking about right and wrong or Disney? Most of their characters aren’t blond. It’s a simple historical fact and blaming the idea on the US’s involvement in WW2 is inaccurate. Lew pretty much has it right.

  12. tototiti

    tototiti said, about 6 years ago

    This one has got to be at least a little bit self-referential and self-critical. Very clever!

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