Garry Trudeau
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"Garretson Beekman" ""Garry"" "Trudeau" is an American cartoonist, best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doonesbury comic strip. Trudeau is also the creator and executive producer of the Amazon Studios political comedy series Alpha House.

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Editors finally began to understand that the audience was largely self-selecting, and that the readers the feature attracted were unlikely to be offended.

That's for the readers to adjudge, but I will say that in general public commentators have nowhere near the clout that we enjoyed 35 years ago, the age of four TV channels and no Internet, ... As far as I'm concerned, it's all good. You can't have too many voices in a democracy. Talented people will find their audiences.

Life is like a movie-since there aren't any commercial breaks, you have to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of it.

Well, it's a humor strip, so my first responsibility has always been to entertain the reader, ... But if, in addition, I can help move readers to thought and judgment about issues that concern me, so much the better.

There are so many ways to get it wrong, ... They figured, correctly, I could use all the help I could get.

Those were very self-serious times, ... The end of the Vietnam War changed all that. The nation exhaled, `Saturday Night Live' hit big, and satire really took off.

Second-guessing editors. They're obliged to be responsive to their individual communities, and I'm not the one who has to deal directly with reader blow-back.

I've been trying for some time to develop a lifestyle that doesn't require my presence.

Nor will I be using any imagery that mocks Jesus Christ.

America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant.