Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. rayannina

    rayannina said, almost 6 years ago

    Mum was a bit of a dragon, eh?

  2. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, almost 6 years ago

    Could you make her look more demonic please?

  3. rmbdot

    rmbdot said, almost 6 years ago

    (…picking up from Monday…) Yeah, the list of deaths of recurring characters appears to be:

    Andy (Joan’s heartthrob) Dick Davenport (Lacey’s birdwatching husband) Lacey Davenport Phil Slackmeyer (Mark’s dad)

    Now, the widow Doonesbury.

    So, who gets the farm and who gets the Honda dealership? …and did she plant rice last year?

    So, anybody recall the last time we actually saw Ben/Sal? The last time I can think of off the top of my head was way back in Gulf War I, at Mike and JJ’s place in NYC (setting up a series of Tripp Trippler strips, maybe around the time Ray got wounded).

    Maybe Ben appeared since. Was he at Mike and Kim’s wedding?

  4. Bill Tidler Jr.

    Bill Tidler Jr. said, almost 6 years ago

    rmbdot said, So, who gets the farm…

    It looks like the Widow “bought the farm”.

    He he, ho ho, ha ha…. (I kill myself !)

  5. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, almost 6 years ago

    Bill, won’t you? You’d be performing a service.

  6. joe

    joe said, almost 6 years ago

    Had a similar case with my Mom. People could believe it was actually her, her mouth was shut.

  7. wiwo

    wiwo said, almost 6 years ago

    rmbdot, worth noting that we’ve never heard him referred to as Ben before: in the 70s Mike’s little brother was Benji, then Sal in the 80s. Guess we’re back to a different diminutive of Benjamin.

  8. Wildcard24365

    Wildcard24365 said, almost 6 years ago


    And how do you get “Sal” from “Benji?”

    And what’s with the hair? Mike’s older, right? Does he dye it, then?

  9. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, almost 6 years ago

    My father-in-law looked like a gay hooker with the lousy make-up job. My wife nearly killed her step-mom for letting it happen. This is NOT funny. Cause it usually goes the other way.

    So very true.

  10. ontheroadid

    ontheroadid said, almost 6 years ago

    And how do you get “Sal” from “Benji?”

    When Benji was going through a punk phase, he changed his name to “Sal Putrid”, and the “Sal” was short for “saliva”.

  11. runar

    runar said, almost 6 years ago

    When my wife died and was laid out for the wake, she had a very sour expression. I hadn’t seen her until the service, and when I commented on that, one of my friends said, “I think being dead had something to do with it”.

  12. Dragoncat

    Dragoncat GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    “Is it too late to fix it?” He asks.


  13. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, almost 6 years ago

    It’s a little late for Daisy to fix the expression that she wore throughout her life.

    But it’s not too late for the funeral director to make alterations to reflect it.

  14. RinaFarina

    RinaFarina said, almost 6 years ago

    Howcum, if Mike is the older brother, his hair is brown and Ben’s is white?

    And no easy answers like “He dyes it.”


    Ah, I see someone else has already said the same things.

  15. RinaFarina

    RinaFarina said, almost 6 years ago

    Very observant Jews keep the casket closed, and no one gets to see the deceased at any time. Eliminates discussion about what they look like.

    Altho I’m sure that’s not the reason.

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