Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy 40th birthday, Doonesbury!

The very first Doonesbury comic strip was published 40 years ago today. A new retrospective is out (and is on my Amazon wishlist, should anyone want to know). 

Here's the very first (non-Yale) strip, published on this day in 1970:

Sorry it's so small.  But look at those babyfaces!  And how strange a feeling to know so much of what they have yet to experience.  B.D. and Mike seem as real to me as a lot of people I actually know, and more real that some.

A Doonesbury timeline, where you can see this strip and others in a more readable size, can be found here.

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