16 October 2009

Cartoonists visit Landstuhl patients

A group of cartoonists visited patients at Landstuhl hospital today as part of a USO-sponsored trip to Germany and the Middle East.

"Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau sketches out his B.D. character for Spc. Ben Brashier Friday in a ward at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. The USO and the National Cartoonist Society sponsored ten popular cartoonists and caricaturists on a week-long entertainment tour to visit troops stationed in Germany and the Persian Gulf. Photo: Ben Bloker / Stars and Stripes.

The group includes:

• Jeff Bacon of “Broadside” and “Greenside”
• Chip Bok of the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Time and Newsweek
• Bruce Higdon of Army Times, Army Magazine, Soldiers Magazine, and Stars and Stripes
• Jeff Keane of “The Family Circus”
• Rick Kirkman of “Baby Blues”
• Stephan Pastis of “Pearls Before Swine”
• Mike Peters of “Mother Goose and Grimm”
• Michael Ramirez of Investors Business Daily
• Tom Richmond of MAD Magazine
• Garry Trudeau of “Doonesbury”

Thanks for coming over, guys!

See the nice photo gallery of them with our patients at S&S.

Update: Tom Richmond of MAD Magazine has a great writeup of their travels at The MAD Blog. Thanks again for coming over!

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