A clean, well-lit place to vent
Please feel free to contribute to this frequently-updated forum, which posts selected commentary on our favorite comic strip. If you’d like your critique to be posted, please note that civility, if not approbation, counts. Click here to submit a comment.
Today's wordless strip was a true classic. As I recall, it was at the end of a multi-day slow pan, a piece of work that was absolutely beautiful although it contained no characters until the final reveal. In my humble opinion this series was a highpoint of toondom. Any chance we could see the whole thing?
This eminently reasonable request has been answered in the affirmative with an extended strip set in this newly-posted FAQ.
As I recall, at the time today's strip was originally published some papers wouldn't run it. Am I the only one who sometimes feels like crying from the weight of all the time that's gone by?
Anyone else nostalgic for the days when the phone rang at home, and if you were out, you were out?
Every time I watch "Criminal Minds" on television, when Thomas Gibson appears I am reminded of Doonesbury and one of your characters. But I cannot put my finger on which one!
Once again GBT brings humor to humorless topics. Global warming and the Ukraine situation in one strip. Brilliant.
Welcome back, Lacey Davenport -- O that you were in Congress today.
Yay Lacey Davenport! The best Doonesbury character is back, if only in flashback. The old-school politicians who aren't afraid to try new things; I miss them.
Thank you so much for replaying Rick and Joanie's courtship -- probably the most poignant and funniest, and dare I say it, cutest, love affairs in the strip's history.
The Rick/Joanie drama was contemporaneous with All in the Family. Archie would have said: "There's hormones running all through that comic strip!"
I am very moved by today's retro strip, where Rick and Joanie go to dinner. I missed that sequence back in the day, and it is satisfying to see it playing out.
Yay! Joan and Rick's courtship! So sweet! I look forward to "I'm pretty good at breakfast, too."
Had I not been sensitized to the significance of eye shape (wide-eyed vs. lidded) by the discussion of Sam's transition from child to adolescent, I would have missed the subtlety of the eyes in today's strip about Rick and Joanie's first date. Both start lidded, Joanie shifts to wide-eyed in panels two and three, and by the last panel both are wide-eyed with faux surprise. Dinner! No wonder there are college courses in Doonesbury.
Where are we? What year is it this week?
Today's strip originally appeared on October 21, 1976.
Over the years your brilliance has enthralled me. I'm 82 years old and my health is lousy. I may not be around to thank you later. But I thank you now for the joy that you have brought to me over the years.
Today's strip is about 20 years outdated. Many U.S. universities right now give more rights and protections to reporting parties of sexual assault than they do to the accused students.