Jesse 'The Body' Goes Comic

06/01/1999 at 12:00 AM EDT

Jesse Ventura has made it into the funny pages. Minnesota's governor-elect will debut this week in "Doonesbury," the comic strip that features Garry Trudeau's wry political commentary. "I don't read 'Doonesbury,' so it doesn't impress me," Ventura said Monday, adding he might check into whether Trudeau has violated Ventura's trademark on his pro-wrestling moniker, Jesse "The Body" Ventura. "Maybe I deserve some of these dollars," Ventura said. Trudeau was unavailable for comment.

  • Ventura's character will run through this Saturday, said Laura O'Brien, a publicist for United Press Syndicate, which distributes the strip to 1,400 newspapers. "We don't really want to reveal too much because we want people to read it," she said.
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