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Doonesbury's Take on the Troubles of Vets: A Response from Garry Trudeau

As I'm old enough to recall the stereotypes that formed around Vietnam veterans, I'm well aware of this danger. The purpose of my stories has been to participate in the national conversation about the costs of war...

Doonesbury Artist, Lobbyist in Email Spat
Chris Frates, Politico | Doonesbury Artist, Lobbyist in Email spat | May 15, 2011

Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau and lobbyist Lanny Davis are exchanging biting emails and copying POLITICO. The tussle began last Friday when Trudeau skewered Davis in the comic strip for representing Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo...


Zonker Harris Day Makes A Comeback
Amanda Schwartz, The Wesleyan Argus | Zonker Harris Day Makes A Comeback | April 6, 2011

“The rumors are true,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Mike Whaley with a playful emphasis on “rumors.” Following a series of meetings with West College (WestCo) presidents for the past several years and members of the administration and Residential Life (ResLife), the administration has approved the rechristening of Zonker Harris Day, the arts and music festival that takes place in the WestCo courtyard during WesFest each year...

Can Garry Trudeau, Jon Stewart Save Once-Legitimate TV News?

Cartoonist Garry Trudeau did a strip a few days ago showing the inanity of broadcast TV news. He drew Brian Williams, the NBC anchor, promoting an "exclusive look at an unfolding story" that would also be shown on sister sites MSNBC and CNBC. Williams teases the story up with more promotion ending with "more on us when our very own broadcast continues."...

GBT On Charlie Rose: January 18, 2011
GBT on Charlie Rose | January 19, 2011

Garry Trudeau and Charlie Rose discuss the strip and 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective.

Garry Trudeau, Artist
Tom Tomorrow, Yale Alumni Magazine | Garry Trudeau, Artist | January 4, 2011

I have been reading Doonesbury for most of my life. At the age of 12, my understanding of the immediate post-Watergate era was largely shaped by the Doonesbury compilations I would read while standing unobtrusively in the aisles of University Book and Supply in Iowa City, Iowa. A few years later, when my parents had divorced and I ended up with my mom in rural Arkansas, a buddy and I would clip Doonesbury from the paper each morning and tape the strips together end to end, eventually forming long, unwieldy rolls of Garry Trudeau’s work. I don’t really remember what we found appealing about this awkward format, but thinking back on it, it’s hard not to think of those coiled Doonesbury collections as a lifeline out of my conservative Southern Baptist proto–Tea Party surroundings and into a more expansive world of possibility...

PBS NewsHour: Garry Trudeau Looks Back on 40 Years of 'Doonesbury'
Jeffrey Brown | NewsHour Interview | December 27, 2010

It's been 40 years since Garry Trudeau first drew the popular comic strip "Doonesbury." The Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist speaks with Jeffrey Brown about a new book chronicling his decades of work...

Doonesbury and The Art of G.B. Trudeau
Alan Gardner, The Daily Cartoonist | Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau | December 22, 2010
I buy comic collections for a number of reasons. Pure entertainment, “behind the scenes” information, interesting comic history and love of the art (or humor). A good book satisfies more than one of these justifications. The latest Doonesbury book, Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau by Brian Walker, hits all of them in spades. Think of the book as mashup of a Doonesbury strip collection, a Garry Trudeau biography, and a museum exhibit bound together in 270 pages...

Garry Trudeau on The Colbert Report

Garry Trudeau on The Colbert Report, Monday, December 6, 2010...

NYTBR on 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective
John Schwartz, The New York Times | NYTBR review of 40 | December 6, 2010

”Doonesbury” has a centerfold, and it’s not Boopsie. If you pick up the latest collection of comic strips by Garry Trudeau, you will be impressed by its heft — at nearly 11 pounds, it is not the floppy little compilation that fits neatly atop the toilet tank. The new 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective (Andrews McMeel, $100) gives this venerable comic the luxe treatment. Not just a coffee-table book, it could come with legs and be a coffee table...