Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau has announced that he will be taking a 12-week vacation from his strip but will resume before the Democratic and Republican conventions and general election. This break begins Sunday, March 23, 2008 through June 16, 2008. In the meantime, Garry has selected 12 weeks of reruns which are offered to subscribing newspapers for free.
Universal Press President Lee Salem:
“It has been 16 years since Garry Trudeau took an extended leave from Doonesbury. He has requested another break, well deserved in my mind, to work on other projects, travel and regenerate a few creative cells. … He looks forward to resuming the strip before the two major political conventions and the general election.