The Virtual Memories Show

Herblock Award-winning cartoonist Ruben Bolling joins the show to celebrate 30 years of his comic, Tom The Dancing Bug! We talk about his two new collections, Into the Trumpverse and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, and how pandemic-uncertainty means you'll need to pre-order those books NOW in order to get 'em. We also get into how Tom The Dancing Bug has evolved over the decades, why he's never drawn himself in a strip (which I think is tied into his regret at using a pseudonym all these years), the benefits of using an open format without recurring characters (for the most part), how Bill Griffith's Zippy the Pinhead blew his mind when he was young, his embarrassment of riches when the blurbs for Into the Trumpverse started coming in, secretly being glad his kids are around so much during the pandemic, why he'd love to get back to making more of his EMU Club series of kids books, and plenty more! Pre-order Into the Trumpverse and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader by June 30, 2020 • Follow Ruben on Twitter and Instagram, and support his work via The Inner Hive • More info at our site • Support The Virtual Memories Show via Patreon or Paypal

Direct download: Episode_378_-_Ruben_Bolling.mp3
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