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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.
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?"
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.
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.
Donald Trump throws himself the biggest and best anvils.
I love today's strip! I don't see how anyone can complain when it's just quoting Trump's own words.
Today's is your best strip ever. Thank you!
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.
I believe the 45-years-ago-today Flashback strip marks the nascent appearance of the iconic "AIEEE!" -- the "Good grief" of Doonesbury.
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!
This may prove to be our last sighting of Alex's hair beads.
I've followed Doonesbury for decades now, since 1989, and have read most of the strips from before that. I admire how your characters grow and change, and sometimes die. (I told a friend who's never read the strip about B.D.'s helmet and leg the other day, and she teared up.) Lacey Davenport remains one of my favourite characters. I immediately thought of her when I read about how another Lacey is bringing beauty and comfort to a dementia ward in PEI, Canada.
Today's strip. Funny.
"Torrent of participles" expresses perfectly my frustration with the (mostly ABC) evening news. Leaving out verbs, implying unknown horrors, aiming for Fox's fear-fostering, their listeners annoyed -- what gives? Thank you.
p.s. Scott Pelley on CBS -- without peer! (Sorry, it's contagious...)
"Mom, did you know Prince?" Forty-six years you've been doing this, and you can still elicit sardonic belly laughs.