I awoke today to hear Garry Trudeau speak about his new book, 4 decades of Doonesbury. I remember reading that comic strip. As a 12 year old in 1970 I didn't really understand the level of integrity and truth a comic strip holds. Imagine telling a story in 4 panels with fewer than 75 words.
I have followed the characters ever since. I know these characters like my family. I know BD and I remember when he lost his leg in Iraq and his ever evolving helmet came off. I know the character BD behing that uniform.