DOONESBURY: Garry Trudeau to release 40th-anniversary retrospective
A few 'Riffs readers, as well as Daily Cartoonist blogger Alan Gardner, flagged the "mystery" video clip: Garry Trudeau discussing a new retrospective.
So what's coming down the Walden pike, exactly? With raised hopes and expectations, we put that very question to the "Doonesbury" creator himself.
A book -- titled "40: A Doonesbury Retrospective" -- " is due in late October, Trudeau tells 'Riffs. It'll be more than 650 pages and boxed -- "a behemoth," the cartoonist says.
Universal Press Syndicate launched "Doonesbury" on Oct. 26, 1970. The strip, which famously won the Pulitzer for editorial cartooning during the Watergate era, is well-known for often drawing controversy throughout its four decades.
Trudeau notes,however: "The anthology is unusual for its paucity of controversial or even topical strips. It's all about the characters."
In other words: Don't count, necessarily, on seeing any Dan Quayle jokes, Sinatra humanitarian awards or Mark Slackmeyer passionately intoning about John Mitchell: "Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!"
"40: A DOONESBURY RETROSPECTIVE":
| February 25, 2010; 10:26 AM ET
Tags: 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective, Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau
Save & Share: Previous: AWARDS: 'Cul de Sac' cartoonist 'gobsmacked' by Reubens nod; Pastis & Piraro also nominated
Next: BREAKING: Holy Outta-Control! Batman comic breaks record in million-dollar sale
The comments to this entry are closed.