M.B.C. | Philadelphia, PA | June 30, 2016
"Great, a massive coronary." The beauty and perfection of that one frame of drawing: the grass, the hat, the bird looking down on our hero's last breath -- nailed it again G.B.
Alex | Brooklyn, NY | June 29, 2016
The part of the Bachman's Warbler series that I find most upsetting is that the bird is now extinct. Readers of the strip when it first ran grieved over Dick's death. But the bird? That's the part that hits back 30 years later. We're supposed to be so enlightened and noble and all that, but what have we done? We've turned the economy into something that runs on what a few sociopaths in Silicon Valley say and do. "Oh, Mark Zuckerberg bought his sixth house. Oh, a unicorn hedge fund for developing an app that will adjust the volume of my iPhone at random intervals just held its IPO and raised $200 billion. Have you seen my Instagram photo of my lunch?" The world's beauty empties out, never to be replaced, and we're all blogging.
Kerry Killingsworth | Auburn, AL | June 27, 2016
Today's Bachman's Warbler strip begins one of the greatest and most heart-rending story arcs of the Doonesbury Archive.
Scott Fletcher | UK (for a while, anyway) | June 26, 2016
In the current Say What? quote about Trump's arrival-time idiocy I see that you have selected Scottish tweets that are what we used to call "suitable for a family newspaper." For a true immersion in the full range of British misanthropy -- such an important component of humour in these islands -- I would urge your readers to enjoy some of the gamier ones too.
Bruce Bendix | Saginaw, MI | June 24, 2016
This week's storyline makes one wonder over how many times (including his Zombififation) Duke has been on the brink of death...
Sandra Morian | Medina, OH | June 21, 2016
I really enjoyed Sunday's Doonesbury strip, Garry! Trump's a reckless, bragging vulgarian, who counts on people who don't read, who take him at his word. Your cartoon caused me to laugh out loud. Geez, that's exactly how I see him! His face/lips have always reminded me of a ham-hock with teeth. And is it just me, or are his hand gestures irritating? Great job!
Jim Scrobko | Glastonbury, CT | June 21, 2016
Re your 6/19 strip on Donald Trump: You may not think too much of Trump, but I wonder if you have really seriously considered the alternative.
John Brennand | Maple Ridge, CANADA | June 20, 2016
Trump's "It seems very few people read what he writes," re Trudeau may come as a shock to we, the multitude, who do read Doonesbury. In fact, it could even make us remark, "Say what?"
S.G.C. | Hoffman Estates, IL | June 20, 2016
Re: Yesterday's Trump quote about Garry Trudeau ("The good news is he's been covering me for years, and it seems very few people read what he writes."), I am happy to be one of "the few people." I have been reading what he writes since 1971, and given that Doonesbury has maintained its quality and thrived for 46 years I think there might be more than a few of us. Thanks so much, and keep up the very good work.
Paul Bergman | Sacramento, CA | June 20, 2016
I have been enjoying this level of genius in your work for as long as I can remember, and this year especially I appreciate The Mudline. Please allow me to recommend to fellow readers the strategy embodied in #laughattrump.
BIGGEST AND BEST
Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | June 20, 2016
Donald Trump throws himself the biggest and best anvils.
Grant H. | Hamilton, CANADA | June 20, 2016
It's very amusing that a strp consisting entirely of quotes from Trump can be considered "anti-Trump." But I suppose the depictions of the swirling orange kelp forest on his head could be considered a little derogatory.
Ian Spencer | Frankfurt, GERMANY | June 20, 2016
Re: Sunday's strip: I will concede that nobody knows more about making their surname into a brand than Donald Trump, but the only other superlative speech bubble I can give him is "Nobody is less prepared to be president than me." I look forward to him losing every single state in the election and going down as the biggest election loser ever.
Barbara Kipnis | Palm Coast, FL | June 19, 2016
I love today's strip! I don't see how anyone can complain when it's just quoting Trump's own words.
LisaRae Walker | Glen Allen, VA | June 19, 2016
Today's is your best strip ever. Thank you!
Reese Rickards | Fruitland, MD | June 19, 2016
Today's strip highlights Donald Trump's narcissism better than anywhere or anybody else. But it would be well to remember that Trump cannot prevent himself from engaging in this braggadocio behavior. The GOP candidate really believes he is better than anyone else, and that's the true danger in his candidacy.
Shooting Star | Augusta, GA | June 19, 2016
I find your anti-Trump strips obnoxious, and am waiting for the same treatment of Hillary. I never did see any about Obama. Your liberal bias is disappointing, and my newspaper will be getting a letter.
June 18, 2016
I believe the 45-years-ago-today Flashback strip marks the nascent appearance of the iconic "AIEEE!" -- the "Good grief" of Doonesbury.
Steve Bailey | Jacksonville Beach, FL | June 18, 2016
If I didn't know that Honey is Chinese, I'd swear she's Marcie, Peppermint Patty's friend, all grown up.
EASY TO FORGET
Roger A. Webb | Little Rock, AR | June 16, 2016
I was trying to find something in David Myers' Psychology (2013 edition), the most widely used textbook in general psychology ever, and found a Doonesbury strip about Donald Trump. In it, Mark is doing an on-air phone interview with Trump -- who we do not see until the last panel. Mark describes the characteristics of a narcissistic personality, and asks Trump if he's following what he's saying, and Trump responds "No, let's get back to me." It is easy to forget who nailed Trump first.
Donald Trump first appeared in the strip in 1987, after launching the initial Trump-for-President trial balloon. G.B. Trudeau's forthcoming book Yuge! 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump, includes over 200 Trump strips, and will appear in bookstores on July 5th. You can pre-order here!