Obama Wins in Doonesbury Version of World

Dem's triumph in strip set for next week; some papers dismayed
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2008 3:36 PM CDT
Obama Wins in Doonesbury Version of World
"Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau speaks.   (AP Photo)

Cartoonist Garry Trudeau has put his newspaper clients in to a bit of a pickle, the Washington Post reports. In a bid to stay current, Wednesday’s installment of "Doonesbury"—written a week in advance—will show characters reacting to a Barack Obama victory. The choice is “a rational risk assessment,” Trudeau said. Replacements are being made available to papers who’d rather not chance it.

"Here's the way I look at it,” Trudeau said. “If Obama wins, I'm in the flow and commenting on a phenomenon. If he loses, it'll be a massive upset, and the goofy misprediction of a comic strip will be pretty much lost in the uproar.  I figure I can survive a little egg on my face.” (Read more Doonesbury stories.)

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