Tuesday, October 24, 2006
The Washington Post Magazine has posted a lengthy and fascinating article about Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau at its website here (Or click on the image above).
The jumping off point for the article is the resurgence and attention the strip has experienced with the grave battle injury that one of the central characters, B.D., received while serving with the National Guard in Iraq. In the process, Trudeau--well known for his liberal/anti-Vietnam War/anti-establishment bent--has found an appreciative audience among the military and veteran groups.
I was not aware of this, but Trudeau is generally media and publicity averse, and this is the first major personal piece about him in decades. The article is quite "up close and personal," and illuminating. Read the article and find out about his "bad movie nights" with buddies; his illustrious family history; his appreciation for great cartoonists like Walt Kelly; his love of the Yankees; and his family. It's a great, comprehensive read. Not sure how long the story will be posted, so enjoy it now!