TOM THE DANCING BUG: Richard Scarry's Busy Town in the 21st Century




Sheer genius!


I once sent a email to Livescribe deriding them for the fart-sound apps in their store. And meanwhile, they withdrew the SDK. C’est pas du sérieux.


Ok, so the word content makes us all want to break cinderblocks, right? Does anyone else have a “captivate” screen in their office elevator? Between the self-congratulatory “news” about how studies have shown that native advertising and “content” are the way people LOVE to get their “product information” and the “leadership tweets” from vapid, narcissistic CEOs, I just want to take a shit INTO the tubes of that fucking corporate disease vector.


I find it utterly depressing that so much corporate speak gobbletygook has filtered into meatspace vocabulary.


As someone who is suddenly in the market for a new job, nay, a new way of life, this rings disconcertingly true.


this may be the single best Dancing Bug comic ever.


So I take it that in the internal logic of that comic, is the Celebrity Cat naked?


No doubt. As naked as a Kardashian.


Awesome. But NSA spooks in unmarked vans? That’s so twentieth century.


What, no Goldbug? Way to phone it in, Bolling.


Rage pundits and athletes are pigs, as are content aggregators (which really makes sense) but professional celebrities are cats…interesting.


Needs a copper pipe and wire recycling specialist.


Well, in both cases there is a lot of preening involved.



Just brilliant.


I don’t know where I first heard it, but it’s true: if your job can’t be done by a boa constrictor in a Richard Scarry book, it can be outsourced.


HA! It’s funny because it’s true!

Also because it has cute little animals in it!


Superb! I was a huge huge HUGE fan of Richard Scarry as a kid. So many lovely details! A brilliant homage to the master. Now… you are the master. (dramatic music)


I feel like the Conway’s Game of Life could use a similar update.

Something like adding “and a Starbucks is added by” to the end of every transition.


The whole panel is fantastic, but to finish it on ‘Lowly Immigrant’ was the masterstroke.