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Down the Doonesbury Road,
This review is from: Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau (Hardcover)
Brian Walker investigates the way Trudeau's style has changed through the years and what his influences were. This also includes Trudeau's other works, magazines, illustrations, posters and additional products. Trudeau and some of his collaborators comment in the text. This book gives a well rounded look at the creation of the comic and even of the times in which it was created.
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.