Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    She comes from a generation that doesn’t appreciate dry wit or unique noses.

  2. Buckly34

    Buckly34 said, about 4 years ago

    .. a most prominent proboscis. She’s got Daddy’s nose!

  3. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, about 4 years ago

    very funny

  4. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, about 4 years ago

    I thought she meant that she was ging to take her new Husband’s last name and not be a “Doonsbury” any more.

  5. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, about 4 years ago

    Comes the Revolution!

  6. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, about 4 years ago

    A new broom sweeps clean!

  7. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 4 years ago

    Got to keep Uncle Duke.

  8. too-zonked

    too-zonked said, about 4 years ago

    She should get stuffed tiger and call the strip “Calvin and Hobbes.”

  9. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    How long til Jeff turns to the Duke side of the Force?

  10. The Nihilist

    The Nihilist said, about 4 years ago

    Shooting Star — Way to go kiddo…

  11. StupidIdiotWhoShouldntVoiceHerOpinions(but does anyway)

    StupidIdiotWhoShouldntVoiceHerOpinions(but does anyway) GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I wish they’d change her hairstyle—she’s had it that way since she was about in 3rd grade. Sometime in the 1990s anyway. It was when Mike first got engaged to Kim and introduced her to Alex, I think—the hairstyle was Kim’s idea and probably very fashionable at the time, but it’s time for a change.

  12. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 4 years ago

    Hey, wait, this isn’t political at all! What’s Trudeau trying to pull here? Spooky….

  13. brickster

    brickster said, about 4 years ago

    It is so subtly political, that you might miss it it… To change or not to change, that is the question….

  14. pelican47

    pelican47 said, about 4 years ago

    Doesn’t she wear a wedding ring?

  15. JLG

    JLG GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    As someone who was an 11-year-old kid when I first started following this strip around 1994, it does seem pretty wild that Alex, of all people, ended up being the axis, if modern Doonesbury can be said to have an axis. Since she was the most prominent of the kid characters at the time (Jeff was very minor back then and Sam was still a toddler), it naturally caught my eye whenever she made one of her now-and-then appearances. Sure, she was a few years younger than me, but she was the closest thing I had to a “hook” in the world of this comic strip that was usually very adult and very over my head. Still, she was very much a third-tier figure. That started to change right around the time J.J. left Mike, and the next few years after that focused pretty tightly on Mike’s family life. During that time I entered my teen years and suddenly the strip started making a lot more sense. Meanwhile, there was Alex, slowly graduating from third tier to second, to higher-second, and finally to this place we’re at now, where she’s demanding that all the “old hippie characters” be dumped. Come on, Alex——one of them was your nanny! X)

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