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Thank you, thank you, thank you for the years of enjoyment and saying things that needed to be said. I am looking forward for man more years of the same.
I cannot believe it's been 45 years! It seems like only yesterday Mike was meeting B.D. and Zonker on the field. Then again, it seems like Doonesbury has always been a part of my life. It is also hard to believe that so many of the politically oriented strips are just as topical in 2015 as they were in 1970.
Doonesbury stands as a legitimate historical look at 45 years, and it will be studied for years to come. I only wish I knew how you have been able to put together four panels time and time again with the perfect mix of social commentary, inner truth, and humor without being dipping into negativity, because you are a master at it.Thank you so much for what you do.
You got me through two Bush administations -- no small feat, for which I am eternally grateful. Thank you for your wit and wisdom. If you didn't vote them in at least you can laugh at them.
Having followed Doonesbury from the very beginning, I have been amazed at your energy and ability to maintain your level of excellence. Thanks for entertaining me all this time.
Wow. Forty-five years of the strip and it's still as fresh as it was back when B.D. got the "wrong" roomie.
It has been an honor to have been reading your strips for so long. I started when I was 15 and now I'm 59. Michael's roommate was my favorite character because as a college football player he represented everything I hated about college athletes. I've been hooked ever since on all the characters in Doonesbury. I have all of the large format collection books and the 40th anniversary book. Thank you for 45 years of enjoyment and I hope to keep reading your strip for many more years.
Just a note to say Happy 45. In 1977 I enlisted in the U.S. Army right out of high school. My enlistment took me to Germany, where it was impossible to find the daily Doonesbury comic strip. I told this to my father, who was also a huge fan, and his solution to my problem was this: he would cut the strip from the newspaper every day, and every couple of months or so I would get a care package with all the strips. Dad kept this up for the entire two-and-a-half years I was overseas. (Thanks, Dad.) And thank you Garry and all your staff past and present for a job well done.
Forty-five years ago? Holy moly... Happy anniversary!
Ever since that day I opened the paper and discovered Doonesbury for the first time, I was hooked. I knew this was something special. There is no other strip that even comes close for honesty, accuracy, and generous helpings of marvelously biting sarcasm. I appreciate how you've aged the characters and brought in new ones, all while being miraculously in perfect synch with the times. I pray you good health and look forward to seeing where you go. I understand the need for time away and other projects, I know it helps keep you fresh. So do whatever you have to do. You write it, I'll read it!
I'm grateful for the message you sent out on the occasion of Doonesbury's 45th anniversary. Until now I had no idea why the strip was in re-runs for the past year-plus. I feared that another of my favorite comics was headed for retirement. Not only do I find out that more new strips are on their way, but also that you are behind Alpha House, which I will now go watch. Turns out there's not less Garry, but much, much more.
You're an important voice in our media, especially because we disagree sometimes. Keep using your powers for good, and keep making us laugh and think.
Actually the series of 1985 strips about Palm Beach led to an improvement; Florida passed "The Doonesbury Bill," which made this kind worker registration ordinance illegal.