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  • Celebrating a Half Century of Doonesbury

    R.C. Harvey | June 21, 2022

    G.B. Trudeau has been producing his comic strip Doonesbury for over 50 years. It passed the half-century milestone two years ago, but I choose to celebrate the occasion two years later, on Doonesbury's 52nd...

    In celebrating five decades of Doonesbury, Andrews McMeel Publishing, an arm of Trudeau's syndicate, produced one of the age's modern miracles, Dbury@50: The Complete Digital Doonesbury. The "book" is a box, and inside the box is a flash drive loaded with all 50 years of the strip, a searchable calendar archive, character bios, and a week-by-week description of the strip's contents. Also in the box is a "user manual," a 224-page book organized by year: every week's developments are summarized with brief descriptive statements ("Zonker packs for med school") for dailies and Sundays, preceded by a short essay that puts the week's strips into their historical context (hence, revealing the satire) and includes sample panels from the week. The text is supplied by David Stanford, who calls himself "duty officer"; but he could have more accurately described himself as a walking Doonesbury encyclopedia with highly perceptive vision and pleasingly glib verbal manner. His achievement herein is astonishing and commanding. And a pleasure to read...

  • Garry Trudeau auctions 'Doonesbury' NFTs and signed prints to benefit Ukrainians displaced by war

    Art Daily | June 19, 2022

    Garry Trudeau has partnered with Heritage Auctions to offer 10 defining strips, along with an extensive character map and portraits, for the July 14 Doonesbury NFT Charity Showcase Auction. The sale of these NFTs, each with a print signed and numbered by Trudeau, will benefit the International Medical Corps’ work helping internally displaced persons and refugees affected by the war in Ukraine....

  • Will Shortz Interiews GBT

    Will Schortz | December 19, 2021

    POP Duos: People of Play.  Will Schortz, Crossword Editor, NYT; Puzzle Master; NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday in conversation with Garry Trudeau, Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Doonesbury Cartoonist...

  • The Wit and Wisdom of Garry Trudeau

    Articulate with Jim Cotter | December 02, 2021

    Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau has spent 50 years poking fun at the absurdities of American life, but behind his satire is the belief that things can get better...

  • Garry Trudeau on Lampooning Trump and Other Lessons from Five Decades of Doonesbury

    The Mother Jones Podcast | July 02, 2021

    Washington D.C. bureau chief David Corn talks to Trudeau about 50-plus years of Doonesbury...

  • GBT Zoom at Tucson Festival of Books: Moderated by Gay Vernon

    Tucson Festival of Books | March 08, 2021

    Garry Trudeau talks fifty years of creating Doonesbury, and the new book-flashdrive-poster box Dbury@50: The Complete Digital Doonesbury...

  • As 'Doonesbury' Turns 50, Harry Smith talks to creator Garry Trudeau

    Harry Smith, NBC | February 06, 2021

    "Doonesbury," the first daily comic strip to win a Pulitzer Prize, is turning 50. Marking the occasion, TODAY's Harry Smith spoke with the groundbreaking strip's creator, Garry Trudeau. "I was seen as daring when it was really poor risk assessment on my part," Trudeau says wryly...

  • "I Just Followed My Interests": Garry Trudeau on 50 Years of 'Doonesbury'

    Jon Kalish | January 14, 2021

    "You can't ignore the importance of novelty in jump-starting a career," Trudeau says. "People were so surprised by this strip that was about sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll and politics and all the things that I was concerned about and was thinking about in college that I got cut a lot of slack..."

  • GBT at Oblong Books and Music, Millerton, NY

    Garry Trudeau, David Stanford | December 08, 2020

    GBT in conversation with Duty Officer David Stanford, in a livecast event hosted by Oblong Books and Music, in Millerton, New York.

  • Livestreamed Interview With G.B. Trudeau: Dbury@50

    Politics & Prose Bookstore | November 29, 2020

    To mark the release of Dbury@50 : The Complete Digital Doonesbury (with 15,000 strips, a 224-page User Manual, and a commemorative poster) Garry Trudeau discusses the book and the strip with David Stanford, Duty Officer, The online event, livestreamed on November 18th, 2020, was hosted by Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore.