Garry Trudeau - 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
Due to heavy interest in this event, seating in the Truman Forum auditorium is near capacity. Parties that RSVP after 4 p.m., Thursday, October 21, 2010, may be directed to overflow seating with closed circuit television monitors in the Northwest Corner.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Garry Trudeau makes a special public appearance to celebrate the release of 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective, a lavish book commemorating four decades of expert commentary on the social and political landscape, on Monday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Trudeau started Doonesbury in 1970, while still a student at Yale University. He has orchestrated his beloved characters through eight presidential administrations, a handful of wars, and countless cultural trends. Along the way, Doonesbury became one of the biggest success stories in comic-syndication history.
Trudeau's animated film A Doonesbury Special was nominated for an Academy Award. Doonesbury was the first comic strip ever to win a Pulitzer Prize.
The book includes an introductory essay written by Trudeau, 18 original character essays, and nearly 2,000 Doonesbury strips.
To preorder a signed and personalized copy of 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective ($100), please call Rainy Day Books at 913.384.3126. This event is co-sponsored by Andrews McMeel Universal.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.