Monday, September 09, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
You can buy District Comics in their gift shop in the Jefferson Building. My story on the Army Medical Museum is around page 90, wink, wink.
There's a small brochure for the exhibit, although you have to get it at the Madison Building's Prints & Photographs department.
At the same location is "Herblock Looks at 1962: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons," an exhibit curated by Sara Duke. This smaller exhibit focuses on President Kennedy.
Obviously Sara made curatorial choices to influence this in both exhibits, but it's still depressing how relevant 50-year-old cartoons are:
The third exhibit is a small one on comic books featuring Presidents that Megan Halsband did in the Serials Department (in the Madison Building) for President's Day. The majority of these comics are from Bluewater's current biographical series, but she did find an issue of Action Comics that I don't remember seeing.
The Prints & Photographs division showed off its new acquisitions this week. Sara Duke showed some original comic book and strip artwork:
A piece by Keith Knight, and two pages from Jim Rugg's anthology. They collected the entire book except for the centerfold. Not shown is...
Above are voting rights prints by Lalo Alcaraz, possibly selected by Helena Zinkham.
Martha Kennedy had some great acquistions this year, including works by James Flora, editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson, Garry "Doonesbury" Trudeau, and Charles Vess' entire book of Ballads and Sagas:
This artwork isn't on exhibit, but you can make an appointment to view it.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Friday, March 09, 2012
"DOONESBURY": Next week's abortion strips pulled by at least one paper
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog March 9 2012
THE 'DOONESBURY' INTERVIEW: Garry Trudeau says to ignore abortion debate would have been 'comedy malpractice'
By Michael Cavna March 9 2012
Monday, September 12, 2011
By Michael Cavna,
Washington Post September 12 2011
And the slightly different and longer blog version...
‘DOONESBURY’s’ ‘strip tease: Garry Trudeau offers sneak-peak of McGinniss’s new Palin bio
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog September 12 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010
We are really excited about our offerings this week. And the Doonesbury collections are both discounted 20% for members since they are featured in our holiday catalogue!
DOONESBURY AND THE ART OF G.B. TRUDEAU
When Brian Walker first interviewed Garry Trudeau in 1973, it was for an article on the new comix for the alternative weekly, Silver Lining. While Trudeau denied being a spokesman for the counterculture, it became a label that he had difficulty shaking. Walker later curated the first exhibition of Trudeau's work. DOONESBURY AND THE ART OF G.B. TRUDEAU (Yale Univ., $49.95) explores the evolution of the artist from his prep-school drawing to Bull Notes, the predecessor of Doonesbury, and the impact the series has had on pop culture, from the Broadway musical to ties and Starbucks mugs. Walker also introduces the collaborators Trudeau has worked with over the years. There are plenty of strips here as well, from those early days to the present. It's a lovely companion to 40: A DOONESBURY RETROSPECTIVE (Andrews McMeel, $100), which contains 1,800 strips Trudeau selected as representative of the 40 years since Gonzo, Mike, J.J. B.D., and the huge cast of characters first appeared in papers nationwide. He also provides bios of these iconic characters—all contained in a beautiful slip-cased box. - Deb Morris
Friday, November 26, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
The Weingartens and Clark strip Barney and Clyde is channeling 1971 Doonesbury yesterday and today. That's Marvelous Mark Slackmeyer before he became an NPR host. Gene W, a friend of Trudeau's, is undoubtedly paying tribute to the 40th anniversary celebration of the strip - which is still one of the absolute best running.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
By Gene Weingarten
Oct. 27, 2010
Slate has a bunch more articles, including one by Brian Walker previewing his new Doonesbury art book and a long interview with Trudeau.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Our Man Thompson, who got paid for his Post Style cartoon appearances, is one of the judges, as is Garry "Greatest cartoonist of the 4th quarter of the 20th century" Trudeau, the Post's Gene Weingarten the latest person to break onto their comics page, and Tom "that darn" Toles as well as Stephan Pastis and Jerry Scott. Cavna's blog post on it is here and be sure to read the comments about legal concerns being raised.
I'm feeling slightly less cranky as I update this, so I will say it's a good opportunity for someone to break out of the syndication pack.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog October 24, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Early 1970s ward in Walter Reed Army Medical Center hospital where soldiers wounded in Vietnam were treated. Note the Uncle Scrooge poster on the wall. From the WRAMC DPW collection.
Garry Trudeau visits wounded soldier at Walter Reed Army Medical Center hospital. Courtesy of the Stripe newspaper.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Also, Scott Rosenberg had an article, "Comedy Before Country: A Mad magazine man talks about poking fun at the political" interviewing John Ficarra in the Express (November 3): 18.
Friday, October 31, 2008
The animated movie Fear(s) of the Dark was also reviewed in "Gripped (at Times Loosely) by Fear," By Neely Tucker, Washington Post Staff Writer, Friday, October 31, 2008; Page C06.
Meanwhile in the Post's Comic Riffs, Michael Cavna's interviewed a bunch of cartoonists about the election including locals Telnaes, Sorenson, and Wuerker in "Who'll Win the White House? Cartoonists Issue Their Predictions" as well as decidedly non-local Garry Trudeau in "Obama Wins? Yes, 'Doonesbury' Calls the Election!"
And on Disney's direct to video movie and Fairies product line is "Disney Hoping 'Tinker Bell' Spreads Fairy Dust on Sales" By BROOKS BARNES, New York Times October 31, 2008.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I read this earlier in the week, but the quotes didn't click until Brian Steinberg blogged about it in his Comics Examiner.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Phill Jupitus' Comic Love, BBC Radio 4 Saturday 19 July 2008 10:30-11:00 (Radio 4 FM).
Phill Jupitus offers some personal insights into the world of the satirical newspaper comic strip.
Contributors include the Daily Telegraph duo who lampoon the City in Alex and the American right's nemesis Garry Trudeau of Doonesbury fame. They discuss the impact and political significance of their work.
Jupitus wrote about it at "Blood, sweat and ink: Phill Jupitus has loved comic strips all his life. Would their creators live up to his expectations?" Phill Jupitus, The Guardian, Tuesday July 22, 2008.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Comi, KS: The current Doonsbury replacement strip, despite the fact that I can't remember its name, has been pretty good. I thought this week's strip was hillarious -- but I'm 39 and I'm barely barely old enough to remember the "Hey, Kool-aid!" ad campaign. Was there a later resurgeance that I missed out on? Or does nobody under 35 stand a prayer of understanding that joke? Seems like the punch line--so to speak--would have worked a lot better in 1978 than 2008.
Gene Weingarten: Yeah, I barely remembered it. I like this strip, though it is one of the more blatant Far Side ripoffs around.
and later in the chat,
The Four To, PS: OK, how about the Mount Rushmore of cartoonists?
I think Walt Kelly and Charles Schultz have to be there, but then it gets harder. I have to go with Watterson next, but then that last spot is very, very tough -- my list of possibles includes Feiffer, Trudeau, Breathed, Larson, Hollander, Adams, and MacGruder, all of whom were groundbreaking in different ways.
Who goes on your mountain?
Gene Weingarten: I take Schulz off the list and put Larson and Trudeau up there, but you won't get that many to agree. I don't think you can take Kelly off the list, but both Larson and Trudeau belong there. I am in the minority in my views on Schulz.
Re: Mount Rushmore of Cartoonists: Which weighs more heavily in your decision on this: artistic or writing talent?
Gene Weingarten: Writing. Though Kelly may have been the best cartoon artist ever.
Larson couldn't draw. He still needs to be there.
Palookaville: Hey, Gene, can we have a moment of silence for Ted Key, who died recently at 95? Key created Hazel (the Saturday Evening Post cartoons from which the TV show was spun), Diz and Liz and -- which I hadn't realized -- Sherman and Mr. Peabody. An American giant.
Gene Weingarten: I didn't know he did Sherm and Peabody! And Hazel was good, too. Very dry humor. Hazel, as I recall, was a maid with a dry, cynical sense of humor, who basically controlled the household.