WestCo’s two annual music festivals, 8th Day of the Week and Ze-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named-Day, were at one point referred to as Duke Day and Zonker Harris Day, an homage to characters in Garry Trudeau’s nationally circulated, Pulitzer Prize winning comic strip, Doonesbury. Wesleyan’s administration insisted WestCo change the names several years ago, with the impetus being psychedelic associations with the comic’s characters.
GARY TRUDEAU IS APPARENTLY AWARE OF THESE EVENTS (fullstop)
Today’s (11/29) Doonesbury strip (via Slate) is not only terrific, but awesomely/astoundingly/affectingly Wes-related.
Welcome back to campus!
Weekly comic strips tend to be thematic in nature, perhaps we’ll see more in the coming days…