Blowback

Blowback

A clean, well-lit place to vent

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  • ROLAND'S TWEETS

    Linda Weinberg | Anmore, CANADA | March 19, 2018

    "And yet, there's no collusion." Roland's tweets are almost as good as having the daily strip back. Thank you, GBT, for staying the course and keeping us alive to the humour in the insanity always around us.

  • GREAT TRIP

    Jo-Ann Neuhaus | Washington, D.C. | March 18, 2018

    I just want to thank you for the Timeline ("An Illustrated Chronology of Impact"). I am recuperating from foot surgery, which gave me a bit of time to relax and read. What a great trip down memory lane. Let's hope we can keep democracy alive.

  • POOR PANAMANIANS

    Steve Travers | Moorhead, MN | March 17, 2018

    Poor Panamanians suffered the most from the invasion. I'm glad to see their perspective was covered.

  • UNCLE DUKE

    Gaylon Kent | Hayden, CO | March 14, 2018

    Uncle Duke's "Yeah, but I don't" line still makes me laugh.

  • NINA

    Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | March 12, 2018

    I love the shoutout to Al Hirschfeld in Sunday's strip! In panel three, on the left side, there's a partial view of a podium with a seal with writing around its outside, and if you zoom in you can see that it says "NINA."

  • BUSBOY

    Rick Vogel | Port Charlotte, FL | March 11, 2018

    "Train a good busboy..." Ouch! Best Sunday Doonesbury yet.

  • TROLLING

    Ronald | North Little Rock, AR | March 11, 2018

    "He's 40 years old and he spends his entire day trolling." Nice work if you can get it.

  • IRAQ

    Joshua Rey | London, UK | March 10, 2018

    I can't help thinking that yesterday's fifteen-years-ago Flashback strip was just slightly irresponsible. The ground invasion of Iraq started 11 days later, if memory serves, and I've always wondered whether GWB wasn't shamed into it by GBT.

  • MEL

    Jack | Perth, AUSTRALIA | March 08, 2018

    How perfect were the details in Sunday's strip. Mel, after all she has been through with the military, still wears ARMY on her sweater. Harassed, hurt and damaged -- but unable to let go...

  • SOUNDS GOOD

    Melinda W. Capozza | Huntington, IN | March 05, 2018

    Aerosmith for Andy's funeral sounds good to me. I've told my kids to play me out with the Beatles' "When I'm 64" and "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Segar. Crank it up!

  • YESTERDAY'S STRIP

    Jane | Peoria, IL | March 05, 2018

    On yesterday's strip? I got to the fifth panel and straight-up cried. Thank you for that, and please come back to the dailies soon!

  • HELLUVA TEAM

    Brighella | Basel, SWITZERLAND | March 05, 2018

    Melissa is a brilliant candidate and Joanie on the campaign will make this a helluva team. Go for it! And of course GBT will have to resume daily strips in order to cover the race...

  • JEFF

    Anne | Burnaby, CANADA | March 05, 2018

    When will Jeff wander through the kitchen? I love watching Mel skewer him.

  • THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

    Mary Cavanagh | Escondido, CA | March 04, 2018

    Oh please bring Joan back to the campaign trail on behalf of Melissa, and please involve Rick's dry wit. ("We need a noun, Senator.")

  • YES!

    Margaret Delgatty | Vancouver, CANADA | March 04, 2018

    Yes! Yes! Yes!! I heard myself shouting when I read today's strip. I don't know yet exactly what Melissa's running for, but in hindsight it's so obvious -- of course she will run; I don't need to list all the reasons why, but who could possibly be a more perfect candidate in 2018? Getting Joanie on her team is icing on the cake, although also brilliant. I can't remember when I've been this excited...!

  • BACK IN THE GAME

    Mike | Bayonne, NJ | March 04, 2018

    I can’t help thinking that Rick did that on purpose to get Joanie back in the game. Good for him. Good for her. Good for them all.

  • RUNNING FOR CONGRESS

    Dave | Elmira, NY | March 04, 2018

    Mel's running for congress -- that's brilliant! She's the perfect character, and her campaign is the perfect vehicle for commentary on the Big Orange Catastrophe. Good luck, Mel, you have my vote!

  • HOPE

    Peter | Holliston, MA | March 04, 2018

    Today's strip is like a breath of fresh air. Thank you for reminding me that our country's political system may have problems, but that there are people like Melissa who give us hope for the future.

  • NEW STORY LINE

    Becky | North Bennington, VT | March 04, 2018

    What a wonderful new story line! Thanks and can't wait to follow it.

  • MELISSA

    Jim Gordon | New Paltz, NY | March 04, 2018

    What a perfect linkage of past and present, reality and cartoon! Melissa is a great candidate for these times, as Ginny Sloan was back decades ago! Let's hope that if Melissa can't win, she loses to a worthy candidate such as Lacey Davenport. Nice job, GBT, again staying relevant on the cutting edge of comedy and politics. Granted, these days there is a fine line between them...