I expect the editor will hear from others who have enjoyed Doonesbury over the years. Author Garry Trudeau may have slackened off in recent years and I do not blame him. Just keeping up with the lives of his many characters might be exhausting.
The current strip with reference to the terror of war has real relevance. Leo, with the traumatic head injury and his life with his Ph.D. wife touches me. Ray's injury and his desire to return to battle after 17 explosions now and then opens the gates of rage.
People gain jobs, age, and are demoted to blog for no money. Everything about the strip moves me in some way. Just one strip on one day can affect my thinking for hours.
I am so sorry the expense of running the strip is too high. I have fond memories of long forgotten strips. My dad would read me Joe Palooka (Wham, bang!!) and Dick Tracy. L'il Abner always charmed. Early on I knew that "Annie" was part of the editorial output of the Tribune in Chi town.
Oh, the glory. I never miss a day reading the funnies and I am 78 years old. In fact, once or twice I used strips to illustrate lectures to graduate students. Today, many have no memory of Casper Milquetoast, Maggie and Jiggs, the Katzenjammer Kids and more.
Now it is Doonesbury and companions biting the dust. Zonker will never gain the fruits of his royalty wig.