Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for April 03, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    Interesting symbolism in the sixth frame, almost like a crucifixion.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  3 months ago

    Well, it’s more like everything is strange and weird these days, but simply funny? Not so much at all anymore. Ask the current teenagers. They’re as depressed as Death Valley.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 3 months ago

    I am really glad to have David Horsey doing editorial cartoons for the Seattle Times.

    https://www.seattletimes.com/author/david-horsey/

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    sergioandrade Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’m old enough I can remember when newspapers had sports cartoons. Of course I remember when Manhattan had 10 daily newspapers, including one, the Journal-American that legend had it only stayed in business because of it’s comic section. (They had all the King Features strips)

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

    Well, I for one am grateful to GoComics for providing a revenue source for cartoonists to replace the dwindling royalties provided by vanishing print media.

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    lalapalooza  3 months ago

    this is not a happy sunday comic

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    tarnrider  3 months ago

    the jj story will probably continue tomorrow the original story line sunday comic back then was https://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1997/04/20 and was a duke and son comic so no one will miss anything. of course anyone can read original story line and black and white daily strips

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    nicka93  3 months ago

    There is a big difference between the symbolism of past political satire, and out right hate that we have now

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    shanen0  3 months ago

    Why look at a minor and less skilled local cartoonist? “Thanks” to the Internet, you can look at ALL of the best of them. Who needs 30 of ’em?

    It’s a deep comic. Sad, too. I used to call it the “scale of competition”, but now I link it to Dunbar’s Number. When you were part of a small community of people and you knew all of them, then you were sure to have a personal relationship with the “best” in various categories. (Dunbar’s Number estimates 150 as the number you can know well.) Even more important, you were pretty sure to be the best, too, in at least some ways. Each of us has many traits and features.

    But now you can be the fastest runner in your town and no one cares. You have to compete with the fastest runners in the district, then the state, then the country, and if you’re really fast, you go to the Olympics and there’s only one gold medalist in the end… Everyone else gets to be a loser. That includes you and me. And even Garry Trudeau. (Unless maybe he wants to claim he’s the best editorial cartoonist in the world?)

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    dadoctah  3 months ago

    Ironically, when the paper here in Phoenix decided to shift some of its comics to other sections rather than discontinue them altogether, “Doonesbury” got moved to the editorial page. (“Peanuts” and, I think, “Andy Capp” were sent to the classifieds.)

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  3 months ago

    In a world that has Global Warming, Putin, Trump, pandemic, and Trump followers, there is no better beacon of wisdom’s light than a well-written ’toon.

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    FionaMessenger1  3 months ago

    Speaking of which, Trudeau, are you ever coming back properly?

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    ctb11365  3 months ago

    how many real papers are there now? The “city papers” near me are shadows of their former selves, and there is no longer a “local” paper. Even the Pennysaver (a free classified weekly) is shriveling.

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    wetidlerjr  3 months ago

    Hmmm… Sad :(

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    Prey  3 months ago

    Our local library has started placing the newspapers in the Fiction section.

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    erik.vanthienen  3 months ago

    Remember folks: Support Your Local Independent Newspaper!

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago

    I’ve seen the local paper here almost shut down…..they kept cutting staff, offering buyouts, and it’s survived, barely! It finally went online but still publish a small paper, but not everyday!

    I’ve seen businesses that were over 100 years old close their doors.

    Memories of yesteryear are slowing fading as times change. I don’t recognize a lot of “Used to be’s” anymore. Sad

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    Brockie  3 months ago

    With all the problems in the world this is the boring subject of this comic? Maybe there is a reason for the failure of the editorial cartoon and the newspaper. I live in a metropolitan area of 2.5 million, our newspaper used to be published in a morning and evening edition and now only a daily edition which is usually late in arrival as the company cannot find delivery personnel for over 40 percent of the routes as no one really wants a 365 day a year job which starts around midnight. The paper is no longer even printed here but trucked in from 3 hours away to only 76,000 dwindling subscribers, most of whom are much older and leaving the planet daily, who are constantly hounded with price increases for a paper which is not much more than 25 pages long for about $3 which you can read online in its entirety via our local library, lets cry for the demise of the horse and buggy while realizing so many Americans are not informed by much of anything anyway, Fox News anyone? I keep up with the news via 7 online sources a day. NY Times is stellar at a dollar a week online.

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    Gen.Flashman  3 months ago

    30??? I counted 53 current cartoonists on the “Political Cartoons” section for this site alone.

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    Liam Astle Premium Member 3 months ago

    Maybe someone should do comics seven days a week instead of one day a week.

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    Redd Panda  3 months ago

    ‘’Everything changes, stand in the way and you’ll be mowed down.’’ A. Einstein.

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    candomarty Premium Member 3 months ago

    I miss Tom Toles in The Washington Post.

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    nurbz  3 months ago

    Satire “LOCK DOWN”

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    Lescoe Brandon  3 months ago

    I love Trudeau. He attacked Nixon ruthlessly. He ignored Hunter Biden’s lap top connecting him to the Chinese Communist Party and money laundering in Ukraine.

    Thanks you my loyal supporters. If it were not for double standards and the ignoring of corruption then “Let’s Go Brandon” would never be in office. It only cost you your honesty and soul.

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    It’s only going to get worse. Opinions are just as valid as facts nowadays.

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    FassEddie  3 months ago

    Maybe Mike’s referring to Steve Sack from the Star Tribune. I’ve seen nothing new from him since February.

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    John Leonard Premium Member 3 months ago

    Unfortunately Kim, the political satire is now being provided by the politicians. Mostly by one party, but the other helps out where it can.

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    alexius23  3 months ago

    I miss a new daily strip…but I welcome the Sunday strip..

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    I blame the end of the world on TV. All the rest is the results of the boob tube addiction of boomers.

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    mindjob  3 months ago

    The future doesn’t look bright for print media, but it was fun while it lasted, doing crossword puzzles on a park bench next to a Starbucks.

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    exitseven  3 months ago

    Over the last 14 months America is beginning to look like a Mad Max movie.

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    this is summerdog  3 months ago

    Why did Mike say, “She’s gone”? A she?

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    RonaldByrd  3 months ago

    BTW, just curious, does RalphKramden77 qualify as a “troll” yet? As mentioned in an earlier thread, I’m unclear on the parameters of that kind of thing.

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    jusdoitok13  3 months ago

    Something about the last panel reminds me of the expression “dustbin of history “. The way the newsstand is tucked into the locked storage area is like how some places store their dumpsters. Excellent piece today, Mr. Trudeau, thanks!

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    moondog42 Premium Member 3 months ago

    All the best comics are on the web now, but you wouldn’t know that from the Pulitzer committee’s awards for editorial cartooning.

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    kauri44  3 months ago

    I like the use of the last panel as an editorial cartoon.

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    nowellwisch Premium Member 3 months ago

    Just another industry transforming in the new age as so many have in the last decade.

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    RonaldByrd  3 months ago

    Not on-topic (why start now?), but regarding Trump’s motto of “Make America Great Again” (emphasis added), I was never at all clear on when America supposedly stopped being great in the first place. Trump spent four years saying that American wasn’t currently great. Doesn’t sound very patriotic to me but that is, of course, as ever, just me.

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    Back to Big Mike  3 months ago

    I miss reading the paper. I miss reading each section, when I wanted to, even if that meant not reading it. Damn, I’m old…

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    RonaldByrd  3 months ago

    Notice that the “future” is locked. The concept of not being “allowed” into the future is kind of bleak. :-|

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    KenDHoward1  3 months ago

    I left working in the print industry 16 years ago when a new opportunity presented itself. I saw what was coming, and didn’t want to be around to bury the corpse. No regrets …

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    j.l.farmer  3 months ago

    I remember the newspaper boxes. You put a dime in and opened the door to get your paper. It really was an honesty policy because there was nothing to stop you from taking ALL of the newspapers!

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    Avacadostab  3 months ago

    Wow! A real-life Neanderthal!

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    montessoriteacher  3 months ago

    I remember Herblock years ago. What a fabulous job he did, especially during the Nixon era. I was a kid who would run out to pick up the St. Louis Post-Dispatch every day! Loved Herblock almost as much as Doonesbury, Jules Feiffer, and Claire Bretecher.

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  3 months ago

    Maybe Gary could take up the slack and go back to dailys

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    198.23.5.11  3 months ago

    Considering how many papers still run this strip on the Editorial page,Gary can count himself multiple times.

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