“Tom the Dancing Bug” won the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ 2002
award for cartoons that are more widely syndicated.
Ruben Bolling’s weekly comic is distributed by Universal Press Syndicate. It appears in the alternative press as well as in dailies such as The Washington Post.
The judges said the cartoon’s writing is “excellent” and Bolling is “a true original willing to take creative risks in order to get his ideas across. He employs a variety of cartoon styles, which utilize his keen sense of parody to maximum effect. The feature is eminently readable and very funny.”