Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 5 years ago

    He has a brother??????

  2. Nelly55

    Nelly55 said, over 5 years ago

    @Thirdguy, that’s what I was thinking!

  3. junco49

    junco49 said, over 5 years ago

    Benjy is definitely a blast from the past.

    check out

    Is this about Garry’s family?

  4. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    In the early days, Benjy was Mike’s little brother whose goal was to get into Harvard med school.

    Daisy is Mike & Benjy’s mom???

  5. 7catsrule

    7catsrule said, over 5 years ago

    I liked Mike’s Mom. She was a feisty old lady!

  6. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, over 5 years ago

    Yes, Daisy is Mike’s mom, and Benjy (Sal) is Mike’s little brother. I can’t recall another death in the Doonesbury universe… GT must have taken a cue from Lynn Johnston.

    I wonder if the bikers will attend the funeral?

  7. Carolo1

    Carolo1 said, over 5 years ago

    Lacy Davenport also died

  8. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, over 5 years ago

    I wonder why this comic was slow to get to this site. There were at least three other deaths in the Doonesbury Universe that I recall - Congresswoman (Senator?) Lacey, Mark’s father, and Andy (I think that was his name) in the ‘80’s.

  9. Dragoncat

    Dragoncat GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    We have lost yet another grand ol’ dame. She will be missed…

  10. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, over 5 years ago

    Trust me, at the reading of the will, Benjy will be there and wondering why he didn’t get it all. Division of the estate seems to have nothing to do with division of the labor in parent care.

  11. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 5 years ago

    At least GBT has enough sense not to do a reboot like Funky. That’s hard enough to figure out.

  12. BigDog00

    BigDog00 said, over 5 years ago

    Or called every once in a while!!

    I don’t think there is much to the Will.

    What’s the old saying, ” money isn’t everything but it keeps the kids close.”??

  13. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, over 5 years ago

    There have been the occasional deaths, as well as the 3 mentioned by jnik23260; Dick Davenport (Lacey’s husband) also passed away, mid panel as it were, photographing a ‘Bachman’s Warbler’. The Andy mentioned was Andy Lipincott, an old friend of Joanie’s who died from AIDs related complications.

  14. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Read the previous comments, rickmac1937.

  15. TlalocW

    TlalocW said, over 5 years ago

    That’s Mike’s brother? I seem to recall another(?) brother who had the classic Mike nose that was quite a bit younger than Mike appearing during a sequence of strips when Mike was feeling old because the music he grew up with was now being played in elevators. The brother did little to help Mike out of his funk, disparaging Mike’s attempt to rock to, “Satisfaction,” by the Rolling Stones.

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