Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, about 3 years ago

    Good takeoff on the conservative bird with a Presidential name!

  2. radams36

    radams36 said, about 3 years ago

    The existence of Mallard Fillmore is a complete mystery to me. Never mind it’s feckless and risible political extremism – it’s just plain NOT funny at all. At least, not in the way it means to be.

  3. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Trolling the Mallard Fillmore daily strip was less fun than I’d thought it would be. The wingnuts posting there genuinely think it’s funny; stirring up trouble among a bunch of sad and lonely people there wasn’t such a great idea.

  4. Ragnar Lothbrock

    Ragnar Lothbrock GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I read both Mallard Fillmore and Tom the Dancing Bug, both have their unfunny moments, neither are influential enough to change my opinion on anything. In general both are amusing.

  5. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Besides disagreeing with most of what the MF strip is all about, I find it a wast of good art talent. The artist can obviously draw well but chooses to go with the same expression each day (looking at the reader with a cynical tip of the eye), and the liberals he portrays are just the fluffy, air-headed end of the spectrum.

  6. tuebor

    tuebor said, about 3 years ago

    The irony is that Bruce Tinsley (the MF artist) probably owes much of his income to Garry Trudeau. Some papers have Doonesbury on the editorial page instead of the comics page. They then need a conservative strip to avoid seeming like they have a liberal bias, so they stick Mallard Fillmore there too.

  7. Monster Hesh

    Monster Hesh said, about 3 years ago


    He owes EVERYTHING to Trudeau; a liberal editor gave him a shot to shut up the whining over Doonesbury. Tinsley repaid him with years of liberals=DUMB AND EVIL AMERICA HATERS strips, briefly interrupted by a touching memorial when the liberal editor died.

    There are other strips that have tried to present themselves as “balance” to Doonesbury’s “bias” (even though Trudeau treats both liberals and conservatives as human beings), but they have been consistently worse than even the low standards of Mallard Fillmore.

    The last one I recall was State of the Union by Carl Moore, which was a very crudely-drawn OBAMA ALWAYS WRONG!!1 screech that almost immediately fell into repeats, then abandonment, years ago.

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