Martha: Maybe he's taking pity on me, because he knows that I like him, and "lunch" is his polite way of letting me down gently. He just left me a message saying he wanted to have lunch. Or, maybe he's too cheap to take a girl out on a date! He's finally returning my call from when I asked him to lunch!
Created in "the throes of and frequently political in nature, Doonesbury features characters representing a range of affiliations, but the cartoon is noted for a liberal viewpoint.
In the comic, Schultz explored topical events like the Vietnam War as well as religion and gender issues.
He won the coveted Reuben from the National Cartoonist Society in both 19. Garfield, 1978–present Creator Jim Davis likes to say that people relate to Garfield because he's a human in a cat suit.
The name "Doonesbury" is a combination of the word doone (prep school slang for someone who is clueless, inattentive, or careless) and the surname of Charles Pillsbury, Trudeau's roommate at Yale University.
Many of the early strips were reprints of the Bull Tales cartoons, with some changes to the drawings and plots.