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I read a lot of comics and am generally annoyed by the whole "order a framed print of this comic!" thing that's on every cartoonist's web page. I just don't get why anyone would put a cartoon anywhere besides the fridge, or pinned to the wall of their cubicle. Or rather, I didn't get it until today. There's so much to love in the plot, characters, dialogue and artwork of today's strip (I especially love Alex's "What?!"), that I can easily imagine it in a place of honor on someone's wall.
Thanx for rerunning today's Sunday strip. It's probably one of my favourites about Leo, and one of those that make him the best new character of the strip, maybe in years.
Leo's voice comes through loud and clear!
I've been reading Doonebury since the very beginning. I have to say that Leo (aka Toggle) is one of the best characters ever. That is saying a lot, because I love Mike, B.D., Boopsie, Mark, etc. They are all like family.
Please keep Alex and Leo together. They complete each other. They remind me of my daughter and her husband.
And Alex uses an iPad. Nice...
You've got to give Alex a lot of credit. The first time I met Leo's mother, I would have run like hell!
I just attended the CAF dinner last night. Lots of sweet Leos there!
Seriously, if GBT just wants to focus on Alex and Toggle for the rest of the summer, I wouldn't mind. Although some interaction between Kim and Toggle would be cool to see.
Oh no! Doonesbury (and Dilbert) have been voted out (via readers' poll) of the Utica, New York newspaper as it undergoes change to a new format. My vote to save the strip wasn't enough! Thank goodness for Slate and my daiy dose (in color yet).
Please, dude, do not set this week up for the breakup of Alex and Toggle. This relationship has been handled so beautifully over the last couple of years. These two are awesome for each other, and it would truly be a shame to shatter it just because of one neurotic girl's insecurities.
I think in the far distant future people with curiosity could do well to study Doonesbury for an idea of what 20th-21st century life was like, today's strip being a prime example.
I loved Leo not getting the Ulysses reference. It's a reminder that Alex's neuroses aren't the only source of tension in the relationship; there's a real difference in education and social class that they're overcoming every day. It doesn't faze Leo, but I suspect Alex is very conscious of it and worried about it.
Almost sweeter than Leo on Monday was his boss's save to not suggest that Alex isn't a superhot chick.
I hope everyone takes the time to scroll down and watch Today's Video on the home page. The Mozart Group has left a smile on my face this morning. Thank you GBT for introducing us to so much talent on a daily basis.
I have a daughter that could pass for Drew's cousin. Scary smart, scary hot, sixth in her class of 270 and planning to go Ivy League. Her sweet BF of two years is visually impaired, academically disinclined, and one of the finest young men I know. Yet between the glasses, age and haircut, until very recently, he was pretty gawky looking. What they know is what Leo knows -- they have fun together, and they've got each other's back.
It's good for Alex to worry a bit: it helps her appreciate just what a jewel she's got. But it's also good that her jewel thinks he's got a complete gem, too. They're a great pair -- I have to join all the rest chiming in. I love those two. As individuals they're good people: as a couple, though, they're far more than the sum of their parts. They're inspired and inspiring.
Here is one more old (in both ways) reader who agrees that strips with Leo are my favorite. Honey and Duke were hilarious in their time, but the sweetness in an injured boy warrior like Leo is much needed balm now. Selfishly, I hope I am still alive when they walk down the aisle. I look forward to it!
Another reason to love Doonesbury: GBT assumes his readers know their Classical mythology. (Today's "Ulysses" reference.)