Blowback

Blowback

A clean, well-lit place to vent

Please feel free to contribute to this frequently-updated forum, which posts selected commentary on our favorite comic strip. If you'd like your critique to be posted, please note that civility, if not approbation, counts. Click here to submit a comment.

  • RAY OF HOPE

    Kathy Roper | Oakland, CA | June 21, 2018

    I am a long time fan. Your recent Norm/Norma strip is my favorite, and the one ray of hope in my rather glum life these days. I keep it by my desk and read it several times a day for comfort. Thank you.

  • AS GOOD AS A SERMON

    Valerie Harrison | Santa Barbara, CA | June 21, 2018

    I just want to say thank you for all that you are doing. The June 10th message was as good as a sermon from Pope Francis.  LA Times quote from reporter Jim Puzzanghera: "The communique that Trump ultimately decided not to sign also included a slap at Russia, calling on Moscow 'to cease its destabilizing behavior to undermine democratic systems and its support of the Syrian regime.'" Trump et al needed the "smoke screen" to hide this truth. I'm calling him a traitor. The very best to you and those you love.

  • NEWSPAPERS

    Melinda Capozza | Huntington, IN | June 21, 2018

    I read newspapers because I prefer to read an Op-Ed article, as opposed to hearing a 30-second sound bite on the TV or computer.

  • MADE ME LAUGH

    Sandra M. | Indianapolis, IN | June 20, 2018

    Today's 45-years-ago Flashback strip -- Claude the dog pointing "J'accuse!" at Zonker -- has always made me laugh! I've been looking forward to this set of Classic strips coming around in the cycle.

  • PUZZLED

    Steve Miracle | Wadsworth, OH | June 19, 2018

    Sunday's strip puzzled me greatly. What is a "newspaper" ?

  • YESTERDAY'S STRIP

    Judith Harlow | Farmington, CT | June 18, 2018

    When I read yesterday's strip, (always first thing in my default morning read), all I could say was "Thank God for Garry Trudeau" and email it to my friends. The voice and vision of sanity wrapped in superb humor.

  • WHITE HOUSE

    John McQueen | Frederick, MD | June 17, 2018

    Sure, just rate this White House PG-64.

  • GROWING LIST

    Curtis L. Carroll | Eagle Butte, SD | June 17, 2018

    I remember your recent Sunday strip with the minister addressing his congregation concerning all of the now allowable behaviors. I note that you left the list open, with the possibility of new additions being later incorporated. I gurss that separating children from their parents is the latest addition to that growing list.

  • OUT LOUD

    Linda K. | Hayward, CA | June 17, 2018

    I laugh out loud every time I think of today's punch line. Your brilliance and great political commentary continue unabated. Thanks.

  • GOT ME

    Roger Webb | Little Rock, AR | June 17, 2018

    You got me where I live this morning. One of my great hopes is that newspapers and particularly Doonesbury last longer than I do.

  • PAST WEEK

    Richard Schumacher | The Benighted States of America | June 16, 2018

    The past week of Classic strips has been a stinging reminder of what Trump is not (a normal person) and what he will never do (recognize, take responsibility, and atone for his mistakes). Thank you.

  • HARBINGER OF HOPE

    Kathleen Schaeffer | Renton, WA | June 15, 2018

    The June 10th Sunday strip is the best ever. I have been a devoted reader, but this one took my breath away! I cut it out and will save it to remind me that there are like minds out there. Thank you for being a voice of reason and the harbinger of hope. kathy

  • DOOMED

    Curtis Zimmer | Monson, MA | June 15, 2018

    I don't know if the recent strips are an effort to awe me on your prescience or just depress me by showing that nothing changes and we are doomed to an infinite loop.

  • HONOR

    Donald Albertson | Spring Mills, PA | June 15, 2018

    Honor among Congressquitters has become a quaint, antiquated notion.

  • A MERE BAGATELLE

    Amphibious | Donegal, IRELAND | June 13, 2018

    Ah, the good ole daze. Remember when the S&L crisis was a big deal? A couple of hundred billion here, a couple there, pretty soon we're talking real money. Now it seems a mere bagatelle!

  • US-NK VIDEO

    Dave | Elmira, NY | June 13, 2018

    I can't figure out whether Wednesday's Today's Video, "US - NK Singapore Summit Video" is a) PR, b) Propaganda, or c) Parody. My best guess is, a & b for the mouth-breathers, and c for the rest of us. Who produced that thing, please?

    Editor's Note:

     It was created by the National Security Council, according to this article.

  • HOPE AND LAUGHTER

    Laura Browne | Avondale, AZ | June 13, 2018

    I've been a fan of Doonesbury for many, many years. I still get the Sunday paper and save Doonesbury for last. Sunday's cartoon was even more amazing than usual. It actually brought tears to my eyes. In a time of craziness, we need people like you to remind us that this is not normal and we can change things. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I just wanted to let you know how much this fan appreciates you and your message. It gives me hope and laughter. Please keep going!!!

  • NAIVE

    McAlvie | Baltimore, MD | June 13, 2018

    I, too, want to praise Sunday's strip. Let's just hope that the right to vote will still be ours, and that a peaceful transition of power is still possible. Honestly, after the past year I don't think we should assume anything. We can't afford to be naïve if we truly want our country to survive intact.

  • PSA

    Claire Murphy | Albany, CA | June 13, 2018

    Just thank you for Sunday, June 10th's PSA strip.

  • UNDRESSED

    Cristobal Sanchez | Miami, FL | June 12, 2018

    I wanted to take the time to thank you for Sunday's strip. In this day and age when we are forced to accept the abnormal as the new normal, it takes courage to make a stand and say what needs to be said, and you have undressed a counterfeit president masterfully. I applaud you, sir!