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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...

The Butt of Doonesbury, and Proud Of It
Dylan Loeb McClain, The New York Times | The Butt of Doonesbury | December 6, 2010

Garry Trudeau has criticized many people and institutions in the 40 years since he first started drawing Doonesbury, the Pulitzer-Prize winning comic strip. But his latest cause is a personal one: he has come to the defense of two of his more colorful characters who’ve been banished from a Connecticut college campus...

David L. Ulin on Doonesbury
David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times | David L. Ulin on Doonesbury | December 2, 2010

It’s been years since I thought about -- really thought about -- “Doonesbury,” Garry Trudeau’s Russian novel of a comic strip, in which dozens of characters loop in and out of one another’s orbits, sketching a portrait of their times...

A Novel Created A Few Frames At A Time
Michael Cavna, The Washington Post | A Few Frames At A Time | November 26, 2010

The room is rapt as Garry Trudeau, grinning, prepares to share the first secret of his success. The scores of assembled guests, numerous luminaries in their own right, crane with curiosity, eager to discover how a plucky Yale graduate once smuggled sex and politics and rock-and-roll past the gates of the nation's stodgiest newspaper muckety-mucks...

CBS Sunday Morning
Jeff Greenfield, CBS Sunday Morning | CBS Sunday Morning, "Mr. Doonesbury" | November 17, 2010

In 1970, the tumult that had engulfed so many college campuses for a decade reached even Ivy-covered Yale University. But by then, a 22-year-old senior named Garry Trudeau had already begun to chronicle the steps and missteps of his generation, in just four panels a day. Before he graduated, the strip (now named "Doonesbury") became nationally syndicated - a comic strip utterly unlike anything seen in American newspapers. It was sold, its creator recalls, as "dispatches from the front lines of the counterculture . . . reporting from the trenches, and that it had a kind of generational authenticity."...