Thursday, May 20, 2004

Comic strip eulogy: Gary Trudeau just keeps making headlines. This time it's with the announcement that the Memorial Day installment of Doonesbury will be devoted to listing the names of the more than 700 U.S. military personnel killed during the war in Iraq. The Hartford Courant (registration required) reports that comic strips historians say this is the first time such a eulogy has appeared on the comics page:

"This is the only time I can think of this happening in the comics. Every D-Day, Charles Schulz did a special drawing in Peanuts, but nothing like this."