The Doonesbury Chronicles (2020)

The Doonesbury Chronicles G.B. Trudeau The Doonesbury Chronicles In for the first time in the history of journalism awards the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning went to a comic strip Garry Trudeau s nationally syndicated Doonesbury It is not only the b
  • Title: The Doonesbury Chronicles
  • Author: G.B. Trudeau
  • ISBN: 9780030152566
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
The Doonesbury Chronicles G.B. Trudeau In 1975, for the first time in the history of journalism awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning went to a comic strip Garry Trudeau s nationally syndicated Doonesbury It is not only the best comic strip, but the best satire that s come along in a long time Art BuchwaldCarried today by over 350 North American newspapers, Doonesbury s unique blend of social In 1975, for the first time in the history of journalism awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning went to a comic strip Garry Trudeau s nationally syndicated Doonesbury It is not only the best comic strip, but the best satire that s come along in a long time Art BuchwaldCarried today by over 350 North American newspapers, Doonesbury s unique blend of social political satire, cartoon humor, and comic strip continuity has won a following both improbably diverse and fanatically devoted In Washington, where Doonesbury is required reading, requests for original strips have come from White House aides, senators, congressmen, and remarkably most of the major Watergate conspirators whose maladventures gave the strip grist for some of its most celebrated moments There are only three major vehicles to keep us informed as to what is going on in Washington the electronic media, the print media, and Doonesbury, not necessarily in that order President Gerald FordSo loyal has been this following that on occasions when Doonesbury was suddenly notable for its absence from a paper following a satirical thrust that had somehow offended editors notions of comic strip propriety, readers have always managed to protest it back onto the page.The Doonesbury Chronicles marks the first hardcover appearance of Michael J Doonesbury and cohorts, and is their first collection to include Sunday color pages In all, 572 strips are presented, as selected by Garry Trudeau and encompassing the full Doonesbury canon, from its cozy campus origins at the frazzled end of the sixties through the stumbling first half of the seventies Conducting us along the way is a motley though always redeemable cast that includes a student radical turned disc jockey, an immaculately dense but nonetheless charismatic quarterback, a nature freak who has nightmares about Mark Spitz, and a runaway housewife who ends up as a Berkeley law student by way of the Walden Commune Day Care Center For those hooked on Trudeau, as well as those still somehow deprived, for giving or hoarding, The Doonesbury Chronicles is a rich and Recession proof treasure of a book.
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  1. Valerie

    This is a plain hardcover with no dust jacket There s an introduction by George Wills, and a preface by the author This collection starts with what must have been the very first of the cartoons published in the Yale college newspaper The end is a group of color cartoons, probably Sunday strips from different times.The small collections this book anthologizes were of a size that they often went astray Collecting them into a larger book makes them easily curatable.I ve tried to read Doonesbury a [...]

  2. the gift

    i was probably about 10 when i first read him, 11 when i bought this book, a fan ever since many jokes of course were beyond me, but the fictional family of walden puddle commune is a place i like to revisit every few years when one of these larger format collections is published.

  3. Mza

    This 1975 Doonesbury compilation selected from the strip s first years 1970 75 took me 16 months to read because I couldn t get excited about it as entertainment or as anthropological time travel Trudeau s jokes and voice haven t aged well in the same way that I imagine the voices and jokes of the friends on Friends won t age well something too cute and self ritualizing about the way they talk and formulate sarcasm, something monolithic about their back and forths that disrupts the illusion that [...]

  4. f

    Years ago, after getting my daily fix of calvin hobbes , and needing to avoid doing my job for a few minutes, i d usually read doonesbury, be bored with it, and wonder why, as a progressive, i felt somehow obligated to appreciate it then i d usually move on to wonder who the fuck was left on earth who finds family circus or little orphan annie entertaining, how much power they must have, and a chill would penetrate my very bones.was i not giving doonesbury a chance so, to correct my obvious def [...]

  5. Adam

    I m a huge fan of comic strips in general, so it s curious to me that I ve never been able to get into Doonesbury Occasionally, I would catch the strip in the newspaper, but I never connected to the characters and never found any sort of narrative to latch on to.This book, which collects the earliest years of the strip, has helped me piece together the mystery I love character driven strips, and I can appreciate political cartoons, but Trudeau could never fully commit to either Very often, the p [...]

  6. Karen-Leigh

    A collection of all the books from day one and includes a lot of books I don t have like I Have No Son Call Me When You Find America Guilty Guilty Guilty What Do We Have For The Witnesses Dare To Be Great Ms Caucus Wouldn t A Gremlin Have Been More Sensible etc Seen in chronological order starting with the Nixon administration and the Vietnam war and what becomes very apparent is.history repeats itself How very depressing Also, portents of things to comeayers and repercussions and signs of thing [...]

  7. Pascal Lapointe

    Les d buts de cette B.D am ricaine qui, depuis 1970, colle l actualit d une fa on tonnante Parfois cynique, parfois burlesque, l auteur parvient toujours se renouveler, de Nixon Bush, de la Chine de Mao jusqu aux cavernes de l Afghanistan, entre le f minisme des ann es 1970 et les cologistes des ann es 2000 Si vous lisez les plus anciens livres, comme celui ci, c est une le on d histoire Si vous lisez les plus r cents, c est une le on de science politique.

  8. Rick Segers

    I used to own dozens of the small format collections but over the years I actually donated them to a rummage sale and bought the larger collections I loaned my copy of this to a friend and it was never returned I have replaced it a few years ago and enjoyed the reading all the early days of Doonesbury.

  9. Jonathanrb

    Recently re read when I was feeling nostalgic Most everyone I ve cared for in this world lived through the events in this collection as adults, and read this strip daily First one read on the comics page, in fact Certainly the one most talked about.Many of those kind souls are gone, now.I was truly born a decade too late.

  10. Robert

    My sister gave me this anthology and the other Doonesbury book I have This would have been circa 1981 I loved these books at the time I thought this strip was the most innovative thing ever Of course, Trudeau changed after a while and his liberal stuff really turned me off.This is his classic work, however, and well worth the time to explore Walden Puddle.

  11. Nicole Diamond

    If it has one star I liked it a lot If it has two stars I liked it a lot and would recommend itIf it has three stars I really really liked it a lot If it has four stars I insist you read it If it has five stars it was life changing

  12. Mti Librarian

    A collection of the first couple years of Doonesbury comic strips This collection is not inclusive and skips over some comics and story archs It does include lots of the Nixon strips and also a cameo by current VP Joe Biden.

  13. Peter Cook

    My oldest friend, Doug, loaned this to me in junior high school It was only my second exposure to political cartoons and satire At that point I was old enough to understand both subjects Doonsbury expanded and changed my attitudes on politics and American culture.

  14. Doug

    As a teen in the 80s, I d sit and read this over and over while listening to Neil Young s Decadeat about sums me up.

  15. Dan Weiss

    These are the strips written before Iwas born so it was great to see all the first appearances of time honored characters.

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