Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    A Hemingwad ? Good one Garry !

  2. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    Think maybe Jeff represents one aspect of Trudeau’s own personality? I’m a commercially published book author, and I sometimes have feelings exactly like Jeff’s. And I know exactly what writer’s block is. It’s easy for armchair critics to scoff ignorantly at Jeff. These problems are real and and they are common. Even though Trudeau is extremely successful, he may still be expressing these concerns through the fictional character of Jeff Redfern.


    Also through Jeff’s father, Rick Redfern, who’s also a writer. Genetics (or nature) + environment (or nurture) = the way a person turns out in life.

  3. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, almost 4 years ago

    Didn’t he come up with whole Red Rascal thing to avoid getting sacked from his job? It’s all about finding the right motivation.

  4. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) said, almost 4 years ago

    Maybe he should dump the Red Rascal and create the Blue Bounder/

  5. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Not only a Hemingwad, but a Steinbork, too!

  6. ErpinBurp

    ErpinBurp said, almost 4 years ago

    Zipper knows the word ‘analogy’?

  7. roctor

    roctor said, almost 4 years ago

    Ernest Worth Longbeck?

  8. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, almost 4 years ago

    Anyone could’ve seen the writer’s block excuse coming from a mile away…

  9. George Alexander

    George Alexander said, almost 4 years ago

    Don’t blame Jeff, Afghanistan and Iraq have been pumped dry, despite General McCrystal’s book, and with Willard’s loss, another war in the near future seems unlikely. Maybe Jeff,like Depredieu, should try moving to Moscow.

  10. JAPrufrock

    JAPrufrock said, almost 4 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    genotype + environment = phenotype

  11. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    That Walden liberal arts education is really paying off for that pair of Faulkups.

  12. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 4 years ago

    Red Rascal back story from … when he … played in Cincinnati. Yeah, that’s right, … where he got his nickname. That’s the ticket.

  13. Kip W

    Kip W said, almost 4 years ago

    I somehow doubt the war has been pumped dry of ideas. They’re still milking the Civil War, and that only lasted… well, okay, maybe it’s still going on, but my point stands.

  14. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, almost 4 years ago

    I was sad to see the KC icon novelist Evan Connell has died. If you haven’t read Mrs. Bridge, you should check it out. Also, there was a decent movie based on the book, called Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Oh, he also wrote a book called Mr. Bridge. Fun reads, especially if you want to learn about the Midwest.

  15. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, almost 4 years ago

    I have noticed there are fewer comments about nonpolitical strips. No need to put your 2 cents in if it isn’t political and emotionally charged I guess.

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