“DOONESBURY,” of course, often features storylines involving wounded warriors. But while “Doonesbury” is on hiatus and in “Flashbacks” mode this summer, The Post will run another strip in its place — one that focuses entirely on the armed forces.

On Monday, The Post will begin carrying “Fort Knox,” a character-driven comic that centers on the lives within a military family (whose name, naturally, is the Knoxes). The strip will run on The Post’s print comics pages — in the “Doonesbury” slot — until Sept. 1, when Garry Trudeau’s Pulitzer-winning comic returns from summer sabbatical. (Trudeau is currently working on his newly picked-up live-action Amazon comedy, “Alpha House.”)

“We were looking at a summer of reruns, basically, so when WPWG offered us a trial of ‘Fort Knox’ for the duration of Garry Trudeau’s hiatus, it seemed like a deal too good to pass up,” Donna Peremes, The Post’s comics production editor, tells Comic Riffs.


Inspired by the cartoonist’s own life. (FORT KNOX by Paul Jon / WPWG/.)

“Fort Knox,” which is syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group, is created by “former military brat” Paul Boscacci (nom de toon: “Paul Jon”). So Boscacci knows from what he’s writing about when dad Joe Knox is on assignment, or the family has to relocate.

“The premise is promising — military families abound in the D.C. area, so there is no doubt a built-in readership there,” Peremes says.

“It is an honor to share my adventures — and misadventures — as a military brat with the readers of The Washington Post,” Boscacci — a Bay Area resident who studied journalism and communications at the University of South Carolina — tells Comic Riffs.

“With ‘Fort Knox,’ they’ll get a bird’s-eye view into my base-hopping childhood and the whimsical characters that surrounded me.”

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Major Knox’s son Donald is (not so) ready for inspection. (FORT KNOX by Paul Jon / WPWG/.)

As always, if you have feedback on The Post’s comics, you’re invited to call the paper’s comics hotline: 202-334-4775, send an e-mail: comics@washpost.com; or write to: Comics Feedback, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071.