Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 2 years ago

    Joannie, Alex doesn’t know the meaning of that word.

  2. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 2 years ago

    Out of the mouth of babes !

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 2 years ago

    Yes, suckers.

  4. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 2 years ago

    Lotsa luck ! it’s a lot harder than you can even imagine. Even serious novelists, are paid a pittance compared to thirty or forty years ago.
    With the exception of J.K.Rawlings, even best selling authors make squat !

  5. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, about 2 years ago

    That’s because J.K. is also a very shrewd businessperson. (Maybe it’s the Scots ancestry ?)

  6. Jenn

    Jenn said, about 2 years ago

    I’m a writer. I’ve taken years of writing classes, belonged to four different writing groups, and appreciate the importance of peer-reviewing/critiquing to improve my writing skills. And every one of my writing classes professors told me the same thing: “Do not expect to get rich, or be able to sustain a living, as a writer. You’ll not only be sorely disappointed, but you could also be living out on the street, without that ‘day-job’. Keep a day-job, and write on the side.”
    This blogger needs to have a day-job, and write on the side.

  7. Astolat

    Astolat said, about 2 years ago

    ‘Edit, child, edit’ made me LOL. Liked the way this was drawn, too, with the third panel just on Joanie’s reaction and then her punchline coming in offstage in the fourth.
    Writing pays my bills, but only because I have a particular training in another field that lets me edit a trade magazine. In general, trade and professional magazines offer opportunities for people to write, and while contribuitors are often unpaid by the magazine, it can be part of their paid ‘day job’; to write articles that are published and raise the profile of the writer or the company they work for. One option for the frustrated scribblers amongst you…

  8. cdward

    cdward said, about 2 years ago

    @Astolat

    I write articles and columns as part of my job – but they are not the main part. Even if the writing portion ceased, I’d still have a job. Of course, the writing is the most fun.

  9. stellablu122

    stellablu122 said, about 2 years ago

    Occupy the Huffpost well we know that won’t work. How about we stop all reading wardrobe malfunction stories on the site? That should halt traffic?

  10. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    working on a “tongue-holder” – a kind of mint flavored tongue saddle, anchored to teeth by tiny orthodonture rubber bands. edits speech & freshens breath.

  11. dinkytown

    dinkytown said, about 2 years ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    Joanie will survive. She is a lawyer. After Armageddon hits, the the only things crawling around will be cockroaches and lawyers.

  12. seed_drill

    seed_drill said, about 2 years ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    Joannie is well above retirement age. Rick is probably over 62, as well, thus old enough to draw early retirement.

  13. peter stampfel

    peter stampfel GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Linguist

    i work for a publisher, and our advances are higher than they were 30 or 40 years ago.

  14. peter stampfel

    peter stampfel GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    but even when they get published, most writers need to keep their day jobs.

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 2 years ago

    Upon reading this, my reaction was “ALEX!!” ‘Fraid that’s what I would’ve said. Of course my “reaction” didn’t read it, but you get the drift.

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