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Doonesbury In A Time Of War

Doonesbury In A Time Of War

Original drawings by Garry Trudeau

August 28 – October 11, 2009

Garry Trudeau created the cartoon Doonesbury (in 1970), now syndicated to almost 1,400 newspapers worldwide. In 1975, he became the first comic strip artist to win a Pulitzer at the time, since it is traditionally awarded to editorial-page cartoonists. He was also a Pulitzer finalist in 1990. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1977 in the category of Animated Short Film. Trudeau has been called “far and away the most influential editorial cartoonist of our time.” He is married to the former broadcaster Jane Pauley and maintains a low personal profile.

Related Events

Sunday, October 4, 2009

3 p.m.           Chris Lamb, associate professor of communication at the College of Charleston, will speak about Trudeau’s work. Lamb is the author of Drawn to Extremes:  The Use and Abuse of Editorial Cartoons in the United States. This free program will be held in the Art Gallery and will be followed with a reception. The event is co-sponsored by the Guilford College Friends of the Library.


Wednesday , October 7

7:30 p.m.      Garry Trudeau opens this season’s Bryan Series at the War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro Coliseum Complex.