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Jeffrey Burr | New York, NY | September 04, 2016

I'm baffled that the Jimmy Thudpucker character wouldn't think "America" is a fitting lyric for Bernie's presidential campaign about how lost the country is and how to fix it:

"Cathy, I'm lost, I said, though I knew she was sleeping.
I'm empty and I'm aching and I don't know why.
Countin' the cars on the New Jersey turnpike.
They've all come to look for America."

David Lutz | Hampton, CANADA | September 03, 2016

The Province of New Brunswick is the place to which Mike and Kim should flee. I used to live in a one-bedroom apartment in the East Village. I now live on 165 acres in Hampton, a town of 4,000. Self-contained houses sell for less than C$300,000 (the Canadian dollar is worth about 75% of an American dollar). And the people are nice. Come on up!

Adam Boulton | London, UK | September 02, 2016

I just want to thank you, Garry, for signing my copy of Yuge!. The book's megasales are perhaps the silver lining to Trump's run. Give Those Nymphs Some Hooters! should have stopped him, but didn't. Better luck this time!

Julie Groff | Vienna, VA | September 02, 2016

I cannot stop laughing over the Sunday August 28th strip. On Friday I was literally thinking that I might have to move to Canada if !@#$% gets elected. You are beyond clever, and I love your strip. I have been reading it every day (even the reruns) since the early '70s. Thank you!

Liz Weiser | Newark, OH | August 31, 2016

It's been really interesting and enlightening to re-read the 15-years-ago-today strips on the Doonesbury Flashbacks page and see what we were debating in the weeks leading up to 9/11. It seems such a before and after moment -- pretty fascinating to see all the warning signs in Mr. Trudeau's commentaries.

Marcia Martin | Longmont, CO | August 31, 2016

It was apparent from frame one ("Jeb") that Sunday's strip was Mike's summer daydream, but one thing puzzles me. He and I are contemporaries, I think, and when I investigated Canadian residency late in the primary season, it became apparent that Canada's immigration rules for the over-sixty crowd involve bringing in more wealth than I can muster. Perhaps Mike has been more successful than I thought, or perhaps Kim being younger is a factor. In any case, I hope they aren't raising false hopes!

Jan | Vancouver, CANADA | August 31, 2016

Mike and Kim are too late. Just last month our government slapped a 15% sales tax on foreign nationals buying property in Vancouver. They will be bycatch in the fight against the distortions in our property market caused by the massive amount of money fleeing Asia.

Barbara Kelly | Tucson, AZ | August 31, 2016

While I'm adding your Trump opus to my shelves of Doonesbury books, I have to tell you how much I miss the daily strip. During your Monday appearance on the Diane Rehm Show you were surprised that a caller remembered Phred; many of us remember the entire "family." I get why you don't do the daily strip these days, but your take on our world is sorely needed. Thanks for everything.

Rich Tremblay | Napanoch, NY | August 31, 2016

Mike and Kim should definitely get a three-bedroom. I'm too old to sleep on the couch...

Shelley Mikkelson | Meota, CANADA | August 31, 2016

Hey the rest of Canada is not so scarily priced. Tell Mike and Kim about Calgary or Toronto if they want a large city center. We even have people who would love to work with them.

James Garner | North Little Rock, AR | August 31, 2016

No one is "running me out" of my country, not Trump or Clinton. I was born and raised here and I will fight/work to keep the American values I was taught.

Anne Johnson | Burnaby, CANADA | August 29, 2016

To see what the Vancouver market is like, Mike and Kim should listen to this.

Margaret Delgatty | Vancouver, CANADA | August 28, 2016

More Trump refugees? I hope Kim's checked out current housing costs here in Vancouver, or she might be in for a shock. I'm so far only fielding one American marriage proposal in the event that Trump wins...

John Cotton | Livermore, CA | August 25, 2016

I wonder if with Joanie's and Rick's offspring Jeff it turned out to be more nurture or nature?

John Ghalt | Anchorage, AK | August 24, 2016

I don't remember when the impending breakup is going to happen, but it was good to see Mike get some ego stroking from his missus (he's too "bitchin'" to let her friends come around) as the Village Voice's "handsome stranger."

Bruce Bendix | Saginaw, MI | August 19, 2016

I taught Mythology for 12 years, and wish I'd had today's video "The Hero's Journey" then; explained it better than I did!

Niamh ("Neve") | Seattle, WA | August 19, 2016

As a big fan of the late Joseph Campbell and his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces, I loved today's video! I'm pretty sure Mr. Campbell would have enjoyed it to. And "Iskander" is a great name for a Hero.

Fiona | Abergele, WALES | August 19, 2016

"Just a stage," huh? I don't think Jeff ever grew out of it.

Roger Webb | Little Rock, AK | August 18, 2016

I've given away my first two copies of Yuge! -- one to the rector of my church, and I'm hoping to hear blowback in a sermon. When I went to Amazon to order more, I saw they are temporarily out. I take that as a good thing. Let's hope Yuge! is no longer topical by Christmas. I do not want to be giving them as stocking stuffers.

Mike | New York, NY | August 16, 2016

Thanks for bringing Elmont back on Sunday. That was elegantly done. I'd like for you to know that I'm a 58-year-old dyslexic guy, now running a 501c3 dyslexia remediation program for elementary school kids in Brooklyn. Back in 1974, you were the first writer that showed me that I could get pleasure from reading. I haven't missed a strip in all these years. If not for you, I doubt I'd be doing this, and I doubt these kids would be learning to read. See? You've left footprints in places you didn't know you'd been to.