Sunday, November 14, 2010

40 Years and Counting


The 40th anniversary of Doonesbury passed me by.  Here's a nice write up in the Guardian.  Not much interest in American political cartoons over here.  This looks like a fabulous collection from Andrews McMeel Publishing.  I loved what they did with Calvin & Hobbes and The Far Side.  Both collections sit proudly in my attic office.  Actually read through the entire C&H with my daughter, who absolutely loved it.

To me Doonesbury is an indelible part of contemporary America.  Trudeau has been able to stir a few hornets' nests over the years and his characters have aged wonderfully.  I can't think of any political cartoon that has left such a stamp on the American imagination.

4 comments:

  1. Here's a little preview and walk down memory lane:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/10/the-story-of-a-generation/8229/

    There's also an interesting article in that same issue about the "boomers":

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/10/the-least-we-can-do/8228

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  2. Kind of quiet around here. I hope Doonesbury didn't clear the room.

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  3. This post had me pulling Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas off the shelf and reading the opening pages with glee all over again. Which reminded me of that truly forgettable film made a few years ago starring Johnny Depp.

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  4. Received my copy. Printed in China of course. I guess that's how they get such a mammoth volume of Doonesbury to the public for $60. Enjoying leafing through the early years of Doonesbury at Walden.

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