Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    Oh boy, do I relate to that !

  2. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Linguist

    Does that mean we should disregard this earlier post ?

  3. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    You might be well advised to do so. :)

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Even writers have crap days and it could show in their writing.

  5. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I didn’t think he was paid anything anyway. What, he’s got a deadline?

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Looks like Rick is heading towards a major life change…

  7. Larry

    Larry said, over 1 year ago

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

  8. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  9. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  10. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Come back Pi!

  11. wdgnas

    wdgnas said, over 1 year ago

    @bhinkle

    boehner should have taken the deal august of 2011.

  12. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw said, over 1 year 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.

  13. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, over 1 year ago

    @bhinkle

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

  14. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  15. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 1 year ago

    …at least at his age he knows how to use a smart phone.

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