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Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau Hardcover – November 2, 2010
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"Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau provides a rare glimpse of the artist's original drawings and sketches."—Chip Kidd, Rolling Stone
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The strips behind the scenes man, inking assistant Don Carlton, is also featured. His crisp and elegant inking style is what has helped make the art of Doonesbury jump off the funny pages all these years. Inking the pencil art from faxed copies, of all things, shows the level of artistry involved on his part.
The book also serves as a superb point of reference (eBay here we come) for many of the excellent Doonesbury products produced over the years, many created to benefit literacy programs through "The Great Doonesbury Sellout," among other projects.
Like Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes and sorely too few comic strips, Garry's characters are fully fledged and real. There's something quite spellbinding when an artist arranges a few lines and words just right and the end result provides us with living, breathing friends. What an incredible art form, a comforting and rare gift from a master.
Thanks Garry and Brian for presenting us with an extremely fun, very well designed, 261 page Trudeau treasure trove of info and art.
The book starts with a biography and family history as well as the start of his career. Original drafts are shown as well as many of the strips through the years, with a sentence or two explaining when the strip was done and what was relevant about it in that time period.
There are as many pictures and illustrations as text analyzing Doonesbury and Trudeau to 2009 and Obama's first White House dialogue strips.
A list of books by Trudeau and other media is included as well as an index.
For Doonesbury fans, those interested in comics or even those who wish to explore the late 20th century this is an worthy of note and well organized and intriguing book.
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Good book on an outstanding artist and political commentator. From Nixon to Bush there has not been a better commentatorPublished 21 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a massive book detailing the art ,how it begins and the process followed from the inception of ideas by Trudeau and what goes on to get it into the newspaper strips. Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by Jerry Guild