Garry Trudeau is one of the main political and humanitarian artists of the last three decades. During his working period as a graphic researcher for Time Life, Trudeau contributed to New York Magazine and Miami Herald. His breakthrough came when he created 'Doonesbury' for the Yale Record.
In 1969, the strip moved to the Yale Daily News and after a short while, Universal Press Syndicate bought the strip and started selling it nationwide to over 400 newspapers. In 1974, Trudeau published a book together with Von Hoffman, 'The Fireside Watergate', which became a best-seller.
In his long career, Trudeau has made several political statements within his comics. He also has been a strong advocate of cartoonists' rights. In 1975, Trudeau won the Pulitzer Prize, followed by the Rueben Award in 1996.