March 24, 2008
Garry Trudeau is taking an extended vacation, which means "Doonesbury" will be on a break now through June 16. In its place, the daily Calendar section will sample three new comics for one month each. First is "Cafe con Leche" by Charlos Gary, which will run through April 19. The Sunday comics will run repeats of "Doonesbury" comics until Trudeau's return in June. Send comments to comics@latimes .com.
November 19, 2005 |
Not long after the dust settled from the Iraqi explosion that took "Doonesbury" comic strip character B.D.'s left leg last year, the Pentagon was on the phone. The frequent target of "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau, the Defense Department offered the satirist extensive access to soldiers wounded while fighting in Iraq and the doctors and caregivers trying to put their bodies -- and psyches -- back together.
June 4, 2005
Re "Doonesbury" cartoon, May 29: Many thanks to Garry Trudeau for naming the names of U.S. soldiers who've died in Iraq since April 28, 2004. The Bush administration would prefer that we don't see the caskets, or know the names. Thank you, Mr. Trudeau, for reminding us what President Bush's misadventure really costs. Winston Steward Los Angeles
February 15, 2005
Comic reruns: The "Doonesbury" comic strip will feature reruns for at least a week, starting Monday, as creator Garry Trudeau recovers from a skiing accident in which he broke his collarbone last week, Editor & Publisher reported.
October 5, 2004 |
Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau's "Tanner on Tanner," which revisits after 16 years the characters of the HBO art-meets-life political miniseries "Tanner '88," will not be everyone's cup of TV. In spite of the occasional unexpected crossover hit, Altman is the least accommodating of American filmmakers, with an abiding disinterest in popular notions of clarity and narrative, image and sound.
October 3, 2004 |
When filmmaker Michael Moore walked onto the floor of the Democratic National Convention on a hot July morning, it was as though a dry sponge had dropped into a puddle of water -- he was instantly swarmed by reporters. High overhead, in a fifth-floor suite at Boston's Fleet Center, director Robert Altman and writer Garry Trudeau watched and marveled.