Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    Oh boy, do I relate to that !

  2. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    You might be well advised to do so. :)

  3. Larry

    Larry said, almost 4 years ago

    Is it earlier than I thought, or do most of you have writer’s block?

  4. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @DTπ – Paraphrasing: on Sunday you used the copyright date to “prove” the strip wasn’t a repeat, I said that wasn’t dependable, you said changing it is illegal, and for the last 2 days we had an exchange about legalities. I want to put this to rest, even though you may, based on a your comment near the end of yesterday, not see it.

    First, it may not be as widespread as I had thought. I went to the other strips where I thought I had seen it, and the creator used the original copyright while on vacation, even though the run date (the 1-14 at the bottom of panel 2 here) had changed.

    Second, I found an example showing it isn’t illegal to change the copyright. The For Better or For Worse strip is in rerun; but each repeat has the current year in the copyright, rather than the year it was first published. For example, today it has ©2013, rather than the ©1994 in the original. In the repeat, the 1-16 run date has been removed from the bottom of panel 2, and 1-15 added between panels 3 and 4, That it’s in color online has nothing to do with the copyright change. The b&w strip in my newspaper also has ©2013.

    I don’t know why the copyright has changed from the original. In Canada, where Lynn Johnston, the strip’s creator, resides, it’s in effect for 50 years (70 years in the U.S. after 1998) after she dies, so changing it, doesn’t extend it.

    Peanuts is also in rerun, but it has the ©1966 copyright. Perhaps that’s because its creator died February 12, 2000. Could be interesting what happens in 2050, when the copyright on most of those will run out, but those drawn after 1998 will still be copyrighted until 2070. It’s highly unlikely that I’ll be around for either.

    But there may be other examples. I just wanted to show one.

  5. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, almost 4 years ago

    He does get paid, just not for blogging on huffpo.

  6. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, almost 4 years ago

    Come back Pi!

  7. wdgnas

    wdgnas said, almost 4 years ago

    boehner should have taken the deal august of 2011.

  8. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw said, almost 4 years ago

    The term “GOP retreat” is apropos, since they had been attacking – women’s rights, economic justice, religious freedom, to name a few, were under attack, and most likely will be again, after the GOP regroup.

  9. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, almost 4 years ago

    Listen everyone: The GOP had a retreat in Baltimore. i.e. ameeting of Republicans. sheesh! soooooo defensive!

  10. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The only retreat the GOP has been doing is into the land of “Hell NO!”.

  11. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, almost 4 years ago

    Obviously, “retreat” here doesn’t mean to back off; rather, a corporate-backed vacation for middle-aged white guys and their female hangers-on to determine who stole the last election from them.
    No, they never retreat; as an environmentalist once said, “Their victories are permanent. Ours are under constant attack.”

  12. watashi73

    watashi73 said, almost 4 years ago

    This is a glimpse into the future. The printed page is giving way to the digital tablet in the same manner as the cuneiform clay tablet to papyrus. When traditionalists with ink stained thumbs quit subscribing and go exclusively online with the younger set, death of the hard copy age is near. In the future there are probably only two outcomes. The first might be surviving daily newspapers end up as digital aggregators with minimal staffing, plant, and equipment, while surviving journalists become freelance pajama types hoping to sell their stuff to the surviving aggregators like starving artists do today. The possible alternative for the dailies, at one time known as “public watchdogs,” is to get “stimulus” funding from the looming one party national government and officially perform the exact same propaganda function they now semi-surreptitiously do as volunteers.

  13. Kip W

    Kip W said, almost 4 years ago

    Anyway, why would the GOP retreat after their stunning victory in the 2012 election? They have a mandate now! Just ask them.

  14. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    @watashi73

    The first might be surviving daily newspapers end up as digital aggregators with minimal staffing, plant, and equipment, while surviving journalists become freelance pajama types hoping to sell their stuff to the surviving aggregators like starving artists do
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


    Many surviving local print papers have re-formatted with the first section being dedicated to local news and stories with local impact. They realize that they can’t compete in the International and National news front, so they aggregate those stories in the second section.
    They also offer the entire paper online on a paid subscription basis which keeps them relevant with the younger readers and keeps the paper afloat.
    People still want to read about what went on at the City Council or School Board meeting. They still want to know about that traffic accident or house fire. They still want to see their kid’s picture receiving an award or participating in sports or a school activity.
    The local daily paper may be slimmer and anachronistic to some but it is still going to be around for quite some time to come.

  15. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    That was a GOP retweet.

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