Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 3 years ago

    Mark: I shared a house with your Mom and worked with your Dad, you little putz.

  2. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    And make out the check now! Or I’ll disembowel you!

  3. Bill the Butcher

    Bill the Butcher said, over 3 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    …with my bare hands!

  4. palin drome

    palin drome GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Jeff is telling Mark that his character of Red Rascal depends on Mark’s (and our) imagination. When Mark (or readers) try to expose RR’s author by paying him, Jeff counters by saying we have to pay cash for the book, “as many have.”

    In other words, GBT turns back our doubts of RR’s authenticity by noting that sales are strong at the Doonesbury Store. And even without buying the book, readers confirm RR’s authenticity by commenting on his character in this blog.

  5. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    Good point, MassieVoter. You can place a sure bet that Becca is either listening or will find out from Chaz what’s going on. She’s not going to let anything ruin or even diminish book sales. She’s too much of a take-charge babe.

  6. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 3 years ago

    1980s Mark would slap the Rascal in his face.

    Whatever happened to him?

  7. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    @Kali39

    “Whatever happened to [the 1980s Mark]?”
     
    He’s become a pro. If he slapped Rascal’s face, NPR would fire him. Don’t worry. Mark’ll handle the situation just fine.

  8. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, over 3 years ago

    I knew his face in that first panel reminded me of somebody else….

    http://youtu.be/UwxGdz0PxlQ

  9. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, over 3 years ago

    That Bugs is a heck of a dancer. ;-7

  10. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Panel 4: Sorkh Razil knows how to protect himself against identity theft.

  11. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    “… there are … quizzes … only 2 for Doonesbury”.
     

    Meaning:
     
    ______________________________________________?
     

    Is Doonesbury is more “open” to intellectual interpretation and less so to “canned”, “pat” quizzes with “canned”, pat answers?

  12. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    @randgrithr

     
    Yeah, one of his early dances looks like a spoof on Conan Obrien.

  13. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    People are just going to think it’s a publicity stunt, which it is, intentional or not.

  14. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, over 3 years ago

    “Sorkh Razil’s” response in panel 3 is a play on Winston Churchill’s famous 1939 description of the Soviet Union: “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; . . .”

  15. Whitecamry

    Whitecamry said, over 3 years ago

    OTOH, it just might pick up a comic-book/movie/video-game option.

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