Years Go By
The Doonesbury Chronicles
By G. B. Trudeau
G. B. Trudeau’s 1975 The Doonesbury Chronicles collects 501 daily Doonesbury strips first published between Oct. 26, 1970, and Dec. 20, 1974, as well as seventy-nine Sunday strips from Dec. 27, 1970, to Dec. 22, 1974.
October 26, 1970: crudely drawn football quarterback “B.D.” meets equally poorly drawn roommate Mike Doonesbury for the first time.
It is an unpromising beginning of more than a half-century of daily and Sunday weekly cartoons ranging from slice of life to political commentary.