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Zoom Speaker Series: Garry Trudeau in Conversation with John Avlon

May 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CLS welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and creator of “Doonesbury”, Garry Trudeau to be in conversation with journalist, John Avlon to celebrate Dbury@50: The Complete Digital Doonesbury! 

The Library Society digitally welcomes the most consequential political cartoonist of our time, Garry Trudeau. Honoring a half century of his renowned comic strip, Doonesbury, Trudeau will be in conversation with American journalist and CNN anchor, John Avlon. The duo will cover all topics to properly celebrate Dbury@50: The Complete Digital Doonesbury, a limited edition compilation of all Trudeau’s works.

Tickets to the virtual conversation are $5 for CLS members and $10 for nonmembers. All ticket purchasers will receive an email from dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org on the afternoon of the event with the Zoom links and password. If you do not receive an email by 4:00pm, please call 843-723-9912.

To buy your tickets, click here!


To buy your copy of Trudeau’s Dbury@50, click here!


About the Book:
“Trudeau’s creation has evolved into a sprawling masterwork.” — The New York Times

The ultimate Doonesbury package celebrating a half-century of G.B. Trudeau’s celebrated comic strip. This limited-edition deluxe set includes:

  • A USB flash drive with all 50 years of Doonesbury comics, including 26 years of Sunday comics available for the first time in digital format. Includes a searchable calendar archive, character biographies, and a week-by-week description of the strip’s contents.
  • The Dbury@50 User’s Guide, a 224-page wire-bound book taking readers through each year of the strip’s storied history, with historical trivia, milestone strips, featured storylines and characters, and much more.
  • A commemorative 16″ x 20″ poster featuring a grid with new sketches of all the strip’s characters.

Note: The USB flash drive is intended for laptop and desktop computers running on MacOS (10.10 or later) and Windows (7 or later) only and is NOT compatible with smartphones, tablets, or most Chromebooks.


May 6, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm