Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    A Hemingwad ? Good one Garry !

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    More like a herring bone caught in the esophagus. He says he has ideas but he is unsure he can get them out lyrically enough. He should write them down anyway and work on their lyricism later. Ideas, outlines then write. Writing down ideas is paramount. You don’t dare lose them. They may never come back.
    Only once has the ending come to me first, then the rest of it.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Now he can write a book about his phony baseball career to go along with his phony Afghan story.

  4. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 1 year 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.

  5. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 1 year 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.

  6. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, over 1 year ago

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

  7. Borntalkingback

    Borntalkingback said, over 1 year ago


    It’s true we’ve been seeing a lot of reruns lately…

  8. old1953

    old1953 said, over 1 year ago

    Writer’s block is your brain saying “DO SOMETHING ELSE FOR A WHILE DAMMIT”.

  9. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Not only a Hemingwad, but a Steinbork, too!

  10. ErpinBurp

    ErpinBurp said, over 1 year ago

    Zipper knows the word ‘analogy’?

  11. roctor

    roctor said, over 1 year ago

    Ernest Worth Longbeck?

  12. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  13. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Having written a couple of books, I know exactly what Jeff is feeling.
    (God, I NEVER would have thought that I would ever say that!)
    Of course, my books are somewhat off the mainstream, but writer’s block still can happen, no matter what the genre!

  14. George Alexander

    George Alexander said, over 1 year 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.

  15. JAPrufrock

    JAPrufrock said, over 1 year ago


    genotype + environment = phenotype

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