May 04, 2004

Permanently altered

Blogger and traditional journalist Ed Cone interviewed Doonesbury author Gary Trudeau about the decision to have character be severely injured in Iraq. On the subject of BD losing his helmet:

Trudeau started drawing B.D. while an undergrad at Yale in the late '60s, but until the current series of strips we had never seen B.D.'s hair -- the former football star was always shown wearing a helmet of some sort, no matter what he was doing. "The idea was twofold," said Trudeau of his suddenly bare-headed hero. "To convey a sense of vulnerability and helplessness, and to signify that his life had been permanently altered."

Entire interview...

Posted by jackhodgson at May 4, 2004 10:25 AM