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The Doonesbury Retrospective

“The creator of America’s first and best satirical daily newspaper cartoon talks about 40 years of upsetting politicians and editors.”

“Trudeau’s working day has changed remarkably little in 40 years. He begins it by what he calls ‘marinating the news’, devouring the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal at home a few blocks away in the company of his wife, former television journalist Jane Pauley. ‘Mostly I’m just waiting for something to happen, in me, and mostly it does.’ “(It’s) a strip that broke the mould of the comic page and shattered countless conventions. (It) has established itself as so much more than a traditional cartoon. It is a soap opera, a tragedy, a comedy, an investigative agency, …a scourge of pomposity and corruption…”


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