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Making War, Making Peace
Derrick Naylor, Indiana Daily Student | Making War, Making Peace | November 15, 2011

As a part of the IU College of Arts and Science’s Themester 2011: “Making War, Making Peace,” famed cartoon artist Garry Trudeau lectured to an audience at the Indiana Memorial Union on Monday.

Trudeau is known for creating the political comic strip “Doonesbury,” which now appears in more than 1,400 Sunday newspapers worldwide. The strip has been running for 41 years..

The Debate About Doonesbury
Shawn McIntosh, Atlanta Journal Constitution Opinion | The Debate About Doonesbury | September 20, 2011

Whether you are a “Doonesbury” fan or critic, you probably know that artist Gary Trudeau often skewers politicians. So some readers were surprised this week at an editors’ note explaining that 2009 cartoons were used instead of new cartoons described as having “strong partisan content based on an unpublished book.” AJC editors say it wasn’t the subject of the strip but rather the unusual nature of the content that called for special treatment...

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...