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In 'Doonesbury,' Palin Biography The Rogue Gets a Comic-Strip Tease
Michael Cavna, The Washington Post | In 'Doonesbury,' Palin Biography 'The Rogue' Gets a Comic-Strip Tease | September 13, 2011

It all started in the summer of 2010, when author Joe McGin­niss migrated from Massachusetts to Alaska, to be closer to nature. Human nature, at least, as it plays out on the Sarah Palin homestead.

The self-assigned Palin biographer, as you may recall, made headlines by renting a residence in Wasilla and moving in next door to Palin as if moving in on his prey. The former Alaska guv sounded ticked. McGinniss sounded tickled. And much of the public chose sides over all this northern overexposure...

Why Doonesbury Isn't in the Chicago Tribune This Week
Geoff Brown, The Chicago Tribune | Why Doonesbury Isn't in the Chicago Tribune This Week | September 13, 2011

...The remarks are serious enough that we cannot publish the strip without more information, context and a response from Palin...

Palin Book Previewed in 'Doonesbury'
Burgess Everett, Politico | Palin Book Previewed in 'Doonesbury' | September 13, 2011

When “Doonesbury” character Roland Hedley got his hands on a copy of author Joe McGinniss’s Sarah Palin book he couldn’t believe his good luck... But are these tweets an actual preview of the book? Yes...

Comic Book Easter Eggs - Comic Strip Cameos! Calvin, Doonesbury and More!

In the first page of Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #58, Mike Doonesbury and Zonker Harris from the famed comic strip Doonesbury stop by...

Still Scrawling After All These Years
Frank McNally, The Irish Times | Still Scrawling After All These Years | June 16, 2011

In Dublin to receive an honorary doctorate for four decades’ work on his Doonesbury cartoon strip, Garry Trudeau tells FRANK McNALLY about his family’s link to old Irish bank notes and that despite the doom and gloom, he remains an optimist...

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.