Roman Mars likes to tell stories. He tells lots of them on his podcast 99% Invisible which is about design and architecture. Mars also likes to wear pocket squares and drink Coke Zero and talk about who created those inflatable figures you see waving around at gas stations and the trend to disguise cell phone towers as trees. “Now What?” is produced with the help of Steve Zimmer, Tay Glass and Alex Wolfe. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.
He’s the first comic strip artist to win a Pulitzer Prize. The recognition was for Doonesbury which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Garry Trudeau captured the counter culture by creating characters like Zonker and Joanie Caucus. He also got a jump on another aspect of American life when he bega writing about the rise of Donald Trump more than 30 years ago. I talked to Garry Trudeau about Doonesbury’s memorable characters and the challenge of drawing Donald Trump’s hair. "Now What?" is produced with the help of Steve Zimmer, Tay Glass and Alexander Wolfe. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta. Photo: Ali Goldstein