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Doonesbury: The 40th Anniversary | reviews, news & interviews

Doonesbury: The 40th Anniversary

Doonesbury: The 40th Anniversary

Can 100 million readers be wrong?Yale University Press

It feels a little like AA: "My name is Judith Flanders, and I am a Doonesbury addict." This month marks the 40th anniversary of Garry Trudeau’s strip – part political satire, part Baby-Boomer comfort zone, all comic, all fine graphic design. And I have been reading it for 38 of those 40 years, to my surprise. I came across the first book when I was 12, and although the main satire – Vietnam – entirely passed me by, I was enchanted with this world of grown-up mockery.

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