Sunday, November 14, 2010
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.