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We won't post new stories on this page every day, but when we do put something up you have our word: It will be about the strip. Guaranteed.

The Art of Garry Trudeau
Brian Walker, Slate | Slide Show | October 26, 2010

I have long felt that Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau hasn't received adequate recognition for his talents as an artist and graphic designer. His strip, which earned a reputation for being poorly drawn in its early days, has been one of the most graphically innovative strips on the comics pages since the mid-'80s. And Garry's art has never been confined to the strip. In 1983, I curated the Doonesbury Retrospective at the Museum of Cartoon Art. While researching this exhibition, I had seen illustrations, sketches, and designs Garry had done for special projects. I knew there was a wealth of other material waiting to be uncovered. So in 2008, I suggested to Garry that we do a book on the art of Doonesbury and, after getting his approval, sent a proposal to Yale University Press...

An Interview With GBT
David Plotz | Slate GBT Interview | October 26, 2010

Slate: Many great cartoonists of your era—Gary Larson, Berkeley Breathed, Bill Watterson, for example—have hung up the pen, but you seem to have Charles Schulz-ian stamina. How have you avoided burnout?...

Doonesbury Through the Ages
Urvi Nopany | Yale Daily News | October 20, 2010

G.B. Trudeau’s 40-year legacy of hard-hitting truths, sugar-coated with just enough laughter to make them palatable, is all the more awe-inspiring when viewed as a collection, in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s “Doonesbury in a Time of War” exhibition...

Zonker on Atlantic Cover
Garry Trudeau | The Atlantic | October 20, 2010

Forty years after the comic strip began, its commune-dwelling characters—Mike, Zonker, B.D., Joanie, and the rest—have moved on to Boomer adulthood. Their evolution offers a telling chronicle of the past four decades, and what it felt like to live through them...

"My Country" album
Stadium Entertainment | October 10, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - June 25, 2010) -  Stadium Entertainment Holding Corp. is proud to announce the release of MY COUNTRY: SMASH HITS on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. The CD is a compilation of hits from a superstar line-up which includes Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Rodney Atkins, Jypsi, Randy Houser, Big & Rich and Montgomery Gentry. The project is a multiple CD series with each annual volume benefiting the Fisher House Foundation.