Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Garry Trudeau Receives Honorary Doctorate

Dublin: A fascinating interview (including facts about his pioneering great grandfather and Trudeau's Irish kin) with Garry Trudeau on the eve of his receiving an honorary degree of doctor of arts honoris causa.from University College Dublin. Frank McNally writes "Still Scrawling After All These Years" for The Irish Times:

 But like many artists, Trudeau looks back on the early stuff with horror: the inadequacies he sees in it worsened by the knowledge that it was an almost instant success. “Doonesbury began syndication when I was 23. I wasn’t trained. I was undisciplined. I learned my craft in full public view in hundreds of newspapers. It wasn’t pretty.”

Hat tip to my pal Adrian Sinnott!

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