Classic Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    There must be days that Rick says to himself, “I should’ve stayed single.”

  2. Thuja

    Thuja said, about 14 hours ago

    This is like the most depressing story arc ever.

  3. Thuja

    Thuja said, about 14 hours ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    This was before he lost his job and became a blogger, too.

  4. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    @Thuja

    Almost 25 years before.

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 13 hours ago

    ‘Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t…’

  6. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, about 12 hours ago

    spoilers most two depressing arcs are the AIDS one with Joanie’s college friend and Lacey’s descent into dementia.

  7. jackhs106

    jackhs106 said, about 12 hours ago

    Snore…..

  8. sonoferu

    sonoferu said, about 10 hours ago

    What makes Doonesbury the wonder that it is, is that it does present story arcs that touch real things, messy and painful things. For me the ultimate was B.D.’s struggle with PTSD and the time he “came home”. What a painful thing to watch unfolding, culminating in the revelation of the event that did it to him. Beautifully, achingly, horrifyingly painful, something no cartoon strip ever did before or since. It was not depressing like the two mentioned above, simply heartbreaking and heart-healing

  9. habfan40

    habfan40 said, about 9 hours ago

    we could of had a puppy, but no………

  10. NeedaChuckle

    NeedaChuckle said, about 9 hours ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    My father always said “Wait till you have kids!”. I didn’t and won!

  11. suevanv

    suevanv said, about 7 hours ago

    @NeedaChuckle

    My Dad said that, too…I had kids…there were days I would’ve traded them for impacted wisdom teeth…but mostly they made our lives wonderful…and now the daughter has kids and I get the joy of spoiling them and smiling when she says “why did I have kids?”
    Oh yeah…I definitely won!

  12. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 6 hours ago

    That kid is precisely why men should get vasectomies, Rick !

  13. SunflowerGirl100

    SunflowerGirl100 said, about 6 hours ago

    This story arc is addressing an issue that first got attention when it was written in the Eighties. If both parents have careers, who raises the children? That’s an issue couples have to work out individually – either not have children or one parent stay home. Trudeau gets high praise for bringing it up and making it humorous.

  14. Kip W

    Kip W said, about 5 hours ago

    The puppy won’t take care of you when you’re old and feeble. It’s the main thing they have in common with the kid.

  15. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, about 5 hours ago

    @Kip W

    LOL! That, and the need for both pup and kid to be ‘housebroken’…

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