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  • NAILS IT

    Dave | Elmira, NY | December 18, 2016

    Today's strip absolutely nails it, Garry. Trump's tone, attitude, message, supporters -- and above all his appearance. Please don't give him an icon, and for the love of our country, please don't retire, at least not until his own Republican congress impeaches him.

  • THE REAL WORLD

    Terry D. McGee | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | December 18, 2016

    This could only happen in the comics, because in the real world Donald Trump never does press conferences.

  • STUNNED

    Margaret Delgatty | Vancouver, CANADA | December 18, 2016

    The last panel of today's strip left me stunned breathless -- and then I realized that was due to something akin to terror. I don't know where GBT finds the courage to keep doing this kind of thing, but I fear for him over the coming times.

  • TRUMP

    A.F. | Tampa, FL | December 18, 2016

    Gee, Non Sequitur called Trump a fascist. You only put his supporter in a KKK suit. Leftist haters are out-of-control! Trump is not even president. He will work with Congress, unlike the current president who rules "with a pen and a phone!"

  • HOPE

    Mark | Silver Spring, MD | December 18, 2016

    Today's Trump special gives hope that for the next four years there will be lots of opportunities to raise spirits in these sad times. Let the festivities continue!

  • MANY FRONTS

    Brendan Nichols | South of Jerferson, OR | December 17, 2016

    Today's strip explains so very much...on so many fronts.

  • Y-MOTHER

    Tony Phillips | Chicago, IL | December 17, 2016

    We know, after 30 years, what these preoccupied, professional parents have for an outrageous son -- namely Jeff -- so we must wonder what the over-investment of the y-mother hath wrought in Christopher. Also, I have to thank Doonesbury for proffering such cunning videos that I most likely would never otherwise see, like today's wonderful "Unicorn."

  • MEMORIES

    Melinda W. Capozza | Augusta, GA | December 17, 2016

    The current series of Classic strips -- Jeff or Jeffrey, the "right schools" -- oh do they bring back memories of my daughter's early childhood. But we were living in Westchester County, NY: Need I say more? Thank goodness I was raised up by a common-sense Midwestern family, to whom ethics and compassion and courage meant so much more; and I brought up our kids the same. Yes, they've turned out very well.

  • CUTE

    John Ghalt | Anchorage, AK | December 13, 2016

    Okay, Sunday's strip introduced two new-to-me terms which I had to look up: "non-binary" and "cisnormativity." Credit to GBT for allowing Sam to settle for "cute" as her preference. And credit to Grant Strobl for putting the University of Michigan's "local" pronoun preference policy on the map for us.

  • NON-BINARY

    Fred | Bristol, WI | December 11, 2016

    Thank you! As someone who only recently (as in the last three years, and in my 40s) figured out that they are non-binary, I particularly liked today's strip! I try to ask for pronouns in the same way I ask for names, but it is hard to get casual about it, at least until you've practiced it a while.

  • RESPECT

    Jen | Sunrise, FL | December 11, 2016

    Imagine my surprise when I opened my Sunday copy of the Sun Sentinel to see not just a non-binary character, but a non-binary character being treated respectfully and not as the butt of a joke! I have friends my own age (23) who refuse to understand my non-binary identity (I consider myself agender rather than genderfluid). Seeing Jan taken seriously gives me hope that it will be easier to explain myself to friends and family. I hope you continue to treat Jan and all non-binary people with the respect they deserve.

  • TODAY'S STRIP

    Judith W. Page | Gainesville, FL | December 11, 2016
    I just want to say that today's strip is the best ever. I posted it on FB and many of my LGBT friends and former students were delighted by its insight and generosity. As a former director of the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies at the University of Florida, I say thank you!
  • DAILY DOSE

    D. Leonard | Kansas City, MO | December 07, 2016

    I'm not sure I can cope with the next four years without a daily dose of Vitamin D.

  • CLOSE-UP

    Joshua | London, UK | December 05, 2016

    Re: CLOSE-UP: "Saw a phone instead of a coffee cup..." Actually, I see a brewski. Times changed not once but twice since 1987!

  • IRONY

    T.J. Martin | Denver, CO | December 04, 2016

    The underlying irony in today's strip is subservsive as well as sublime.

  • LOVE YOUR SITE

    Rabbi Joel Berman | Anaheim, CA | December 02, 2016

    I love your site, and, in addition to the insights and nostalgia from the strip and other features, I am especially fond of the daily videos.

  • CLOSE-UP

    Misha | USA | November 29, 2016

    I doubt I'm the only one who looked at the close-up of B.D. in today's 1987 strip and saw a phone instead of a coffee cup...

  • WHOOP-DE-DOO

    Sherry O'Sullivan | Williams Lake, CANADA | November 29, 2016

    Today's 1987 Doonesbury Classic reduced me to unbuttomed laughter (albeit rueful) at G.T.'s uncanny "deja vu all over again" powers. All of Boopsie's hype, disinformation, whoop-de-doo, reminds me poignantly of our own recent Dis-Harmonious Convergence! Does anyone have a monkey wrench?

  • HURT

    Jason Thorn | Phoenix, AZ | November 28, 2016

    I can respect "My honor, not yours," but this is B.D.'s wife. If someone did that to my wife, I would take names and pay visits. Not because of some caveman "property" issue, not because of some patriarchal obligation. If someone hurt the woman I loved, then they hurt me, even indirectly.

  • B.D.

    James McFarlane | Cape Town, S.A. | November 28, 2016

    Re: BRAVO. Actually, I'm not sure B.D.'s heart is in the right place. When he finally agreed to take Boopsie out to a restaurant after his infidelity on the cruise ship, he entered her in a Wet T-Shirt Contest! If she gave him a list of names, he'd be on it.