I get it, Garry Trudeau is an uber-wealthy liberal who’s pissed that HIS uber-wealthy liberal lost the election to that other uber-wealthy liberal….
And given that all Democrats are consumed with hate this is how he responds:
OK I get the “Trump is a Racist” and “Trump is a Klansman” thing. It’s right up there with the whole “Bush is Evil”, “Bush is Stupid”, or “Obama is a Kenyan”, “Obama is a Terrorist”, or even “Hillary Clinton is Fat”. It’s a tool of the intellectually lazy to express sheer hatred without appearing TOO bloodthirsty.
But to characterize the reporters of Breitbart News as Klansman? What the Fuck?
Garry, why don’t you just grow a pair and turn your now weekly strip (he’s stopped writing dailies) into a Donald Trump Snuff strip until another person is elected?
“Progressives” are such big fucking Heroes!
Wait, that guy is still alive?
Physically, yes, but his career certainly has been better.
May his career die off completely. He stopped being funny and turned vicious a long time ago. I haven’t readhim in years.
There is a syndrome in which a talented and generally funny cartoonist, for whatever reason, begins taking himself frightfully seriously, thereby destroying his art. It happened to Dave Sim (created of CEREBUS THE AARDVARK, which was a work of comic genius … for the first 50 of its 300 issue run), and to Berkeley Breathed. It is named Garry Trudeau Syndrome.
Garry is just a cranky old man. While he’d like to think of himself as a young radical protesting the war and such at Yale (after prepping at St. Paul’s), he’s 68 fucking years old. He’s become the Bernie Sanders of cartoonists.
He should have followed the lead of Bill Watterson and Gary Larson who limited the run of their comic strips (Calvin & Hobbes and The Far Side) to 10 and 15 years respectively.
Very good point. Just look at non-political comics like Garfield and Peanuts, that are going to run indefinitely.
So much of those comics are imbedded in the American Zeitgeist, yet when you read the stale tripe in the paper today, you realize that the glory days hav e long since past.
This is the first time I have read an entire strip by him in 25 years. Apparently I haven’t missed anything. It always amazes me that comic strips or sitcoms that are so funny initially become some sort of “social critique”. As soon as you see the creator on some morning talk show saying how this cartoon or episode makes them so proud because it brings attention to some social problem or other you know its time to move on. If I want a sermon I go to church. If I want comedy I go to a sitcom or cartoon. If either one changes places, I seek a new venue