Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    Welcome to the real world, Jeff. You’ll have to forgive me for laughing but……

  2. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    This is the first time I’ve seen Rick smile.

  3. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    Hate to say it, but it seems Jeff does have a point.

  4. too-zonked

    too-zonked said, almost 4 years ago

    M.C. Hammer said, “I had $50 million and bought a $50 million house. I doesn’t work that way.”

  5. Caligulla

    Caligulla said, almost 4 years ago

    Guess Jeff mistook that royalty advance for a monthly paycheck . . . Oops. Hey though, plenty of work for hire still in Trashcanistan.

  6. DavyG

    DavyG said, almost 4 years ago

    @ Clark Kent – If you share a birthday with Edison, you also share it with Sheryl Crow, Burt Reynolds, and Sarah Palin, and me too. An apparently random assortment, suggesting that astrology doesn’t work very well.

  7. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    Rick’s more of a high-school-level rival than a father. Not that Jeff deserves better. But the relationship illustrates human nature all too well, on the part of each one.

  8. kauri44

    kauri44 said, almost 4 years ago

    Exactly how much of an advance did they give Jeff, anyway? It’s hard to believe it would have been enough for even a down payment on all of that, but maybe that’s the point…

  9. gratch

    gratch said, almost 4 years ago

    I still remember the first time seeing the sweet, bright boy Jeff had been as a rude, shallow teenager and thinking he’d be all right after he graduated high school. But he never did and he’s still that boy no matter how old he is. Hopefully this will finally put him on the path to maturity.

  10. Tokyo Tengu

    Tokyo Tengu said, almost 4 years ago

    Sweeeeet!!! I have been waiting for that hedonistic spoiled brat to get whapped upside the head by the real world!

  11. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, almost 4 years ago

    Hey, I realize Jeff isn’t the most aware of characters and this is a comic and all, but really, was the repos and eviction actually a bolt out of the blue for him? I use to work for a finance company; repossession was the last step, not the first. The creditors don’t want the car or house, they want the freaking money.

  12. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    @kauri44

    “Exactly how much of an advance did they give Jeff, anyway?”


    I’ve been in publishing all my career, except for five years. Sixteen years as a book editor at a publishing house. Based on my experience, I doubt very much Jeff ever got any advance at all. Bill Clinton gets an advance, before his book is ever written. Jeffrey Redfern doesn’t qualify: Not a celebrity. No track record as a best-selling book author. No assets for Random House to base its advance on.


    Like him or not, Jeff’s graphic novel turned out to be a best seller. He probably got enough for his down payment simply by amassing enough from his royalties.


    Apparently his book sales went south. The bank who fronted the loan lost nothing in the deal, since they now own the property. And unlike other properties (such as homes worth mere $million or less) stratospheric homes (in the Robert Redford range) did not lose value during the recent housing downturn.

  13. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    U wanna understand this foolish dude? Read THE GREAT GATSBY by F.Scott Fitzgerald.

  14. 38lowell

    38lowell said, almost 4 years ago

    Is this a parody on the USA?
    This happened to a friend-money from a car wreck. He should have paid his Dad’s mortgage. Instead he & friends smoked/doped it all up—$500,000 worth! Cash! The wreck almost killed him & he has pain to this day. Now, nothing left but memories and pain.

  15. Bill Weinberg

    Bill Weinberg said, almost 4 years ago

    This is utterly delicious.

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