Ruben Bolling’s political comic strip Tom The Dancing Bug has won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in the Cartoon category. The Award is given for “work reporting on issues of human rights and social justice.”
Bolling previously won the 2017 Herblock Prize for Editorial Cartooning, and the 2014 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators Comic Strip Awards. He is a Sigma Delta Chi Award winner (Society of Professional Journalists), a multiple Harvey Award nominee, and a five-time winner of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Best Cartoon Award.
So you could definitey say the strip has been honored multiple times!
Bolling has more of his personal reaction here.
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