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  • THE INTERVIEW

    George | Jupiter, FLORIDA | December 27, 2014

    With respect to The Interview, I've got to believe that agent Sid Kibbitz somehow has his hand in the greatest promo stunt ever.

  • CLASSICS

    Elizabeth B. | USA | December 26, 2014

    My mom gave me books of the Mike-Zonker-B.D.-in-college years of Doonesbury to get me started, but these Classics are my introduction to the Doonesbury decades that I was too young to read or appreciate the first time around. You are a treasure.

  • SOMETHING SPECIAL

    Jeffrey Cleveland | Los Angeles, CA | December 24, 2014

    I just want to thank you for being an important part of my life. I've been an avid fan since the '60s. I have learned so much about politics and I have laughed my ass off. Doonesbury is really something special.

    p.s. I cried when B.D. lost his leg.

  • THIRTY YEARS AGO

    Barb | Bend, OR | December 23, 2014

    Flashback, thirty years ago today: The secret of Zonker's eternal youth revealed!

  • SPOILER

    Chris | St. Augustine, FL | December 19, 2014

    "When are you guys getting married?"  Spoiler alert: Joanie and Bick do finally tie the knot.

  • J.J.

    Fiona | North Wales, UK | December 19, 2014

    This week's trip down memory lane has really reminded me that I really don't like J.J. and she never did change. What did Mike ever see in her.

  • EERILY FAMILIAR

    Bren | Dublin, IRELAND | December 17, 2014

    Today's 35-years-ago Flashback strip seems eerily familiar. Have we achieved Doonesception?

  • RE "ZEKE"

    Juanito | Sacramento, CA | December 17, 2014

      Also an excellent example of my best friend from undergraduate school who lives next door forty-two years later. Yikes!

  • ZEKE

    Grant | Hamilton, CANADA | December 16, 2014

    Zeke is one of my favourite characters (and so is J.J.). The amoral, lazy, freeloading Zeke with his "hip" rationalizations for his quasi-criminal behaviour is an excellent example of why certain aspects of the idealism of the late 1960s didn't last. And self-involved J. J. is a perfect counterpart for him, taking full advantage of the lame (IMHO) notion that "it's art if I say it's art." Merry Christmas to all!

  • EPIDEMIC

    Osee | Pocatello, ID | December 15, 2014

    Gin up an Ebola epidemic on Fox! One story arc launched and five to go.

  • EQUATING

    Maureen Tighe-Brown | OHIO | December 14, 2014

    Equating Cheney's 3000 who died on 9/11 with the 3000 gun deaths this year: brilliant!

  • TODAY'S FLASHBACKS

    Bren | Dublin, IRELAND | December 12, 2014

    Today's Flashbacks: three throwback parties, two Sunday strips, but no partridge in a pear tree.

  • THE PAST

    Grant | Hamilton, CANADA | December 10, 2014

    I have never seen the Alpha House show that keeps Garry from writing Doonesbury on a daily basis. However, you can keep running reruns as far as I am concerned. I enjoy reviewing the past of this strip, which was always current in its day and never seems dated. In fact, once you've caught up to the present I'd be haopy if you start again from the beginning and go one day at a time.

  • TWINS

    So Alarmed | Oakland, CA | December 10, 2014

    Where, where, where are Alex, Toggle, and them adorable twins? All love to Kim, but the last thing this once-a-week strip needs is another baby. Bring back the twins!

  • NATIVE GARB

    Susanne Kernan | Pomona, NY | December 08, 2014

    I just happened to watch Mike Nichol's "Charlie Wilson's War" last night. Great movie. Coincidently, the movie includes a clip of Dan Rather, unshaven, in native garb, reporting from the Afghan hinterland in 1980.

    Editor's Note:

     The memorable 1980 real-life moment you refer to was an inspirational factor in today's Roland Hedley strip -- and earned Rather the mocking nickname "Gunga Dan."

  • FREEDOM FIGHTERS

    David Huntington | Katy, TX | December 08, 2014

    Wow! Roland Hedley covering those freedom fighters battling the Soviets. Does anyone remember how that turned out?

  • STORY ARCS

    Mom | Peoria, IL | December 07, 2014

    As the 51-year-old mother of a seven month old (yes, really), I can't pretend that at least one of today's proposed story arcs didn't catch my attention.

  • ARCS

    Allan Levine | Toronot, ON | December 07, 2014

    Regarding your story arc announcement today: YAAAAY!!!!

  • VIBRATING

    J.C. | Ashland, OR | December 07, 2014

    Is, maybe, GT's brain vibrating enough to get him back to the drawing board daily? Got my fingers crossed.

    Editor's Note:

     Here at the Doonesbury Town Hall we have received no indication, vibrational or otherwise, that a return to new daily strips has been scheduled. Sorry to disappoint!

  • PLEASE AND THANK YOU

    Melanie | Jaffrey, NH | December 07, 2014

    Six new stories! Does that mean we will get more Doonesbury, now that the second season of "Alpha House" is done? Love both works. Want more of both. Please and thank you!