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.