Comic Riffs: Doonesbury


Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/11/2014

THIS JUST IN--Trudeau puts daily ‘Doonesbury’ on long-term hiatus to work on renewed ‘Alpha House’: ‘I’m ready for an extended break’

Trudeau puts daily ‘Doonesbury’ on long hiatus to work on ‘Alpha House’: ‘I’m ready for an extended break.’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  garry trudeau, doonesbury, alpha house

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 05/29/2013

THIS JUST IN: ‘Doonesbury’ to go on sabbatical as Amazon Studios officially picks up Trudeau’s Capitol Hill comedy, ‘Alpha House’

‘Doonesbury’ to go on sabbatical as Amazon Studios picks up Trudeau’s Capitol Hill comedy ‘Alpha House.’

By Michael Cavna  |  10:12 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doonesbury, political comedy, alpha house

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 12/19/2012

EXCLUSIVE: The digital ‘Doonesbury,’ ‘Dilbert’ & ‘Big Nate’: Andrews McMeel and comiXology announce distribution deal

Andrews McMeel and comiXology announce digital distribution deal.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comiXology, andrews mcmeel, doonesbury, dilbert, big nate, scott adams, garry trudeau, lincoln peirce

Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 05/17/2012

ROMNEY IN ‘DOONESBURY’: Reader Preview: Next week’s strips based on Post article

By Michael Cavna  |  11:49 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doonesbury, garry trudeau, mitt romney

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 03/09/2012

THE ‘DOONESBURY’ INTERVIEW: Garry Trudeau says to ignore abortion-law debate would have been ‘comedy malpractice’

Comic Riffs caught up with Trudeau to ask him about how he approached the abortion series, how his syndicate supported the idea — and whether the nation’s comics editors have grown more or less skittish about controversial content on “the funny pages.”

By Michael Cavna  |  06:23 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOONESBURY, Garry Trudeau, Lee Salem, Silent Scream

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 09/13/2011

THE RIFF: Papers pull ‘Doonesbury’ — but must satire really be ‘fair’?

By Michael Cavna  |  01:43 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doonesbury, garry trudeau, chicago tribune, newsday, thomas nast, herblock

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/07/2011

2011 RIFFY AWARDS: Vote now for Best Comic of the Year...

We put out the call for your nominations. The question: What was the Best Comic (Any Medium) in 2010? Today, having tallied your most nominated comics, we announce the six finalists for the big 2011 Riffy Award. They are:...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Riffy Awards | Tags:  2011 Riffy Awards, Cul de Sac, Dilbert, Doonesbury, Jesus and Mo, Pearls Before Swine, xkcd

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/11/2010

ASK 'DOONESBURY': Now's your chance to ask Garry Trudeau a question

"In the past four decades, 'Doonesbury' creator Garry Trudeau has rarely been available for interviews. Now is your chance to interview him." So promises the wording on the "Ask Doonesbury" page, where readers can go to submit their question...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Comic Strip | Tags:  Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 06/08/2010

READERS: Which strips would YOU pick to anchor your comics page?

A change in The Post's comics lineup always makes for a heftier mailbag. And when that change involves the rightly beloved "Cul de Sac," then woe to the virtual mailboy who must lug that fatted satchel. With Gene Weingarten...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:15 AM ET, 06/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip | Tags:  Barney & Clyde, Comics Reporter, Cul de Sac, Doonesbury, Tom Spurgeon

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 02/25/2010

DOONESBURY: Garry Trudeau to release 40th-anniversary retrospective

A few 'Riffs readers, as well as Daily Cartoonist blogger Alan Gardner, flagged the "mystery" video clip: Garry Trudeau discussing a new retrospective. So what's coming down the Walden pike, exactly? With raised hopes and expectations, we put that...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:26 AM ET, 02/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  40: A Doonesbury Retrospective, Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 01/05/2010

The Post's new Sunday funnies lineup: What hath change wrought?

The official 'Riffs question of the day, my fellow Sunday funnies fans: "Why-oh-why was the beautifully and substantively artistic 'Mutts' comic moved inside today and squeezed within an inch of its life?" Braving such treacherous elements as slick ice,...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:05 AM ET, 01/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Morning Line, The Morning Line | Tags:  Baby Blues, Doonesbury, Mutts, Sherman's Lagoon