First strip (10-26-1970)
The comic strip Doonesbury, well known for its social and political commentary, is
written and penciled by Garry Trudeau, then inked and lettered by his assistant
Don Carlton. It debuted as a daily strip in about two dozen newspapers and was
the first strip from Universal Press Syndicate. A Sunday strip began on March 21,
1971 It is currently syndicated in approximately 1,400 newspapers worldwide.
Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau (July 21, 1948)