Classic Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 2 years ago

    Joanie, don’t go there.

  2. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 2 years ago

    “I ate yesterday, but I could eat again.”

  3. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, about 2 years ago

    Meet Andy Lippincott. One of the half dozen characters to have passed away during the 40 years of Doonesbury.

  4. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, about 2 years ago


    Why not?
    Instead of Jeff Redfern, imagine what the offspring of Andy and Joanie might have been like?

  5. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, about 2 years ago


    Andy’s gay

  6. nathan schneider

    nathan schneider said, about 2 years ago

    I really can’t remember him …possible the original drawing of him is the problem..Is this the character that passed away because of AIDS…do remember that series..very moving at the time so much of this strip has been..why so piopuler over the decades..

  7. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @nathan schneider

    Yes- this is Andy at the beginning. AIDS kind of changes a person- even in comics.

  8. StCleve72

    StCleve72 said, about 2 years ago

    @nathan schneider

    Question; do you think any novel or film could have chronicled the life and times of our country as well as this comic strip has over the course of the past 40 or so years? For example, Boopsie as an alternate juror in the O.J. Simpson trial and Zonker attending the big Royal wedding and such. But that’s just my opinion, what do you think?

  9. Mourdac

    Mourdac said, about 2 years ago

    @stcleve: very astute observation.

  10. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 2 years ago


    Agree 100%.

  11. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 2 years ago


    I think you’re on the mark. That’s why we’re here, even reading reruns.

  12. jeffiekins

    jeffiekins said, about 2 years ago


    I think Forrest Gump did a better job of doing that, for the time period it covered, though, like Doonesbury, giving a “slice of life” wasn’t its primary focus, either.
    This strip has a huge advantage over any film in simple bulk. It would take many hours to read through all the strips, whereas movie audiences get antsy after 2.
    I’m sure that, if I liked historical novels, I’d be able to give you a better example from that genre.
    I’m not criticizing Doonesbury, mind you: as I said earlier, that is not its primary purpose, plus it’s a very constrained format.

  13. Chris Sherlock

    Chris Sherlock said, about 2 years ago


    I agree with you.

  14. Kip W

    Kip W said, about 2 years ago

    Among Others by Jo Walton explores two versions of our timeline. Neither one is what happened for us, but both feel real and shed a light on where things could have gone with the smallest change to prompt them.

  15. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, about 2 years ago

    the great american comic strip

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