#SAD 'Doonesbury' Collection Called One of 2018's Best Booksby Stephen Roth
Cavna noted that Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau has been lampooning Trump since the 1980s, when the president was a brash, self-promoting Manhattan developer. Even then, Trudeau seemed to have a special insight into The Donald's out-of-control ego. Cavna writes:
Back then, the leaner, auburn-locked Trump was a satirical target almost entirely because of twin exercises in excess: his gilded acquisitions and the lengths he would go to bask in a limelight. This Trump, in Trudeau’s sardonic vision, was given to ordering up his own Sistine Chapel-style frescoes, only it was The Donald whose finger touched the hand of God. This Trump could seemingly buy everything except a sense of self-deprecation.
Trudeau's treatment of Trump has evolved since then, culminating in #SAD, which you can purchase by clicking here. Or, you can read more recent Doonesbury takes on the 45th president right here on GoComics.
And remember, this is the comic that the President himself has said is a lesson in "pure salesmanship," because "Gary Trudeau, the guy who draws it, has a lot of people convinced that he's hip and irreverent and that his comic strip is the thing to read." We agree, Donald.