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  1. about 2 months ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    There were a couple other shorts (as well as ancillary material like advertising) released in 1928, so those are public domain now. The name is still protected as a trademark, but that mainly means that you can’t advertise with it, not that you can’t use it at all.

  2. about 2 months ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    He had gloves on in some of the 1928 advertising posters, so they’re public domain too. (They were yellow, not white, but this is a black-and-white comic, so it should be fine.)

  3. about 2 months ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    Both issues have scans available on archive dot org (search for “Air Pirates Funnies”).

  4. about 2 months ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    Hey Ruben, I see that you’re depicting Micky (and more to the point, his clothes) only in black and white, even in otherwise colour comics. But remember, he appeared in colour (red shorts, yellow shoes, green or blue hat) in 1928 advertising posters, so you don’t need to restrict yourself! And there were even posters showing him in (yellow) gloves, so you can use those too if you like.

  5. about 1 year ago on Super-Fun-Pak Comix

    I was thinking ‘boo-berry pie’, ‘go to the moovies’, and ‘it was a chew-chew train’, but they all work (although the punning element in ‘I scream’ doesn’t rhyme with the others).

    ‘Boo! meringue pie’ is a rare triple pun; I’d phrase the question as ‘What’s an Australian ghost’s favourite kind of pie?’ for that answer.

  6. about 1 year ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    The only thing unrealistic about this is that it’s also too expensive to print different versions for different States, so the new un-woke versions will be the versions sold throughout the country.

  7. over 6 years ago on Super-Fun-Pak Comix

    He’s fine, he changed his shirt. He only needs the glasses when he faces his archenemy, Color-Blind-Man!

  8. over 6 years ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    The attack on Pearl Harbor was an act of war in itself, so anybody helping with it is waging war on the United States. But offering to help a political candidate with opposition research, even if the campaign later lies about it, is not an act of war. Last I checked, it’s not clear that Trump was in on the cracking of Podesta’s email account or the leaks of DNC emails to Wikileaks, but those aren’t acts of war either, even if they are illegal.

    Hippogriff is right that there are plenty of grounds for impeaching Trump if Congress is interested (and also for prosecuting of some of the people in the campaign if Mueller is interested and Trump doesn’t stop him). But that’s not treason. (And it’s absolutely a fit topic for cute satire; that’s what I come here for!)

  9. over 6 years ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    Exactly

  10. over 6 years ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    ‘Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.’