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Susan Bein | Portland, OR | September 12, 2016

I love that the photos on Donald Trump's desk in the September 11th Sunday strip are not of his family, but of himself. I also love that you've ramped up the realism, including lots of icky details like the white around the eyes where the spray tan stops. Sadly, I think the thought bubbles are probably a really accurate reflection of his response to any in-depth topic.

Patrick | Jarrettsville, MD | September 12, 2016

Many readers have noted the change to the eyes that occurs when Doonesbury characters mature. And now we see a similar change in Trump's hands. As his ego has grown more pronounced (if that's possible), his hands have become less so. Small and floppy. Make of it what you will.

Mary Nagle | Allentown, PA | September 12, 2016

I am so offended by your comic strip. I just wanted to go on record. The door-to-door condom peddler series last week was a new low. Kids read the funnies.

S.A. | Lower Queensbury, CANADA | September 11, 2016

Trump really does have small hands!

Terry D. McGee | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | September 11, 2016

According to the retrospective laws passed on the Ides of March 2017, this strip is illegal, and all devices displaying it are subject to confiscation and destruction.

Melinda W. Capozza | Augusta, GA | September 11, 2016

Today's cartoon completely cracked me up. While I consider Trump a disaster on the loose, I can understand his appeal to some people. On the other hand, I am astonished, and appalled, that people will vote for him. Go get 'em, GBT.

M.M. | Calgary, CANADA | September 11, 2016

"Can't you just send all this directly to Putin?" I laughed out loud. Hilarious!

Ribbit | Seattle, WA | September 07, 2016

Jimmy T. has "children's eyes."  He never lost his innocence. Good for him!

David Beck | Arlington, VA | September 07, 2016

I was grateful to see your September 4th strip, as I've been stewing ever since Sanders used "America" for his ad last winter. The tone was all wrong about the meaning of the music. You're the first person I've seen who correctly analyzed how misplaced a usage it was, and I've heard a lot of supposedly smart people discuss the ad and its meaning. Thanks for one small tiny sense of vindication.

Margaret Wander Bonanno | Santa Monica, CA | September 05, 2016

Way to miss the point, Thudpucker. Bernie's message was that the middle class has lost its America, and that's why it's "empty and aching." In view of how the auto industry and its jobs would have vanished without help, "Michigan seems like a dream to me now" is eerily prophetic. Now we can only dream of an America not owned by Citizens United, and hope that Hillary keeps her word. Then again, Jimmy, you never were the brightest light on the porch. I'm hoping Mr. Trudeau is just using you as a foil, and that your sentiments aren't his. Peace.

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.