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Trudeau to end daily “Doonesbury”

Feb. 12, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

HUNTINGTON  —  Cartoonist Garry Trudeau has announced that he is abandoning his daily comic strip “Doonesbury” for the time being to focus on his new online video comedy series.

The online series, "Alpha House," appears as a part of Amazon Instant Video and stars John Goodman in a political satire about four Republican senators sharing a house in Washington.

"It's a wonderful opportunity, but as I discovered last year, the demands of producing the show are considerable,” Trudeau said in a news release. “And my efforts to return to the daily strip while we were still in production had to be abandoned.”

Trudeau plans to continue drawing an original strip for Sunday newspapers. His syndicate Universal U-Click will be offering old strips to run beginning March 3 as “Doonesbury Flashbacks,” drawing from the classic phases of the strip during the 1970s.

Trudeau said he might return to the daily strip at some time in the future.

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