On October 26, 1970, college jock B.D. met his inept and geeky roommate, Mike. Fourteen thousand strips later, the world of Doonesbury has grown uniquely vast, sustained by an intricately woven web of relationships--over 40 major characters spanning three generations. This book opens with an in-depth essay in which G. B. Trudeau surveys his sprawling creation as only he could. The volume's 1,800 beautifully displayed strips chronicle the key adventures and path crossings of the ever-evolving cast, from ur-characters such as Zonker, Joanie, Duke, and Honey, to relative newcomers such as Zipper, Alex, and Toggle. Dropped in throughout are 18 detailed essays in which Trudeau contemplates individual characters and groups of characters.
The book's literal centerpiece is a four-page foldout that maps in annotated detail the mind-boggling matrix of relationships. A feast of storytelling and a clarifying overview, 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective offers a unique way to experience one of the greatest comic strips ever.
A Look Inside 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective
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Really enjoying the perspective on the characters. So far, though, it leaves out some of the more controversial material on the Vietnam war and Nixon administration. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Chloe Mills
Item was shipped on an extremely timely basis. Although not from Amazon directly, a tracking number was provided, which I find very helpful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul Young
Got one for myself and one for my dad who has just about everything Trudeau has ever done - but this is a small smattering of his stuff and would please really no Doonesbury fan I... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeremy Baumann
Great if you love Doonesbury like I do, but way too dense for the average reader, be careful if you were thinking of giving it as a gift--it is large and heavy and visually hard to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Julia G Tombello
Not sure how much it actually weighs but it feels like a thousand pounds. Cover to cover funny. love it.Published 8 months ago by Ryan G
I got this book for my husband. He loves it. It sits on the coffee table in our living room so he can look at it often.Published 8 months ago by M. R. Duffield
Fantastic reading. Brought back a lot of memories. Hard to stop reading once I started. Amazing how much he predicted that has come true.Published 9 months ago by collegebob
I will start off by saying this is a huge heavy book! So packed with all of Trudeau's great works that I can't believe I did not purchase this sooner. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Deborah
I love Doonesbury. I'd have loved this more if it had not left out perhaps a quarter of the strips. Read morePublished 11 months ago by James Fogel