Fear not, “Doonesbury” fans, Garry Trudeau’s comic strip isn’t gone, just on hiatus. Trudeau is taking a break from writing fresh strips, but will be back right after Labor Day.
In the meantime, rather than carry reruns, The Bee decided to try out another strip “Big Nate,” in its spot. We hope you enjoy “Big Nate,” which may find a home in The Bee even upon the return of “Doonesbury.”
About “Big Nate,” created by Lincoln Peirce:Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of “Big Nate,” the daily and Sunday comic strip distributed since 1991. Nate is 11 years old, 4½ feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He’s a self-described genius and sixth-grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, enjoys pestering his family and teachers with his sarcasm.
In addition to being a comic strip, “Big Nate” also is a book series, endorsed by Jeff Kinney, author of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books: “ ‘Big Nate’ is funny, big time.”