During his visit, the "Doonesbury" creator held a conversation with Yale School of Art Dean Robert Storr at the University Theater.
Trudeau discussed his career and provided insight into how he produces his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip "Doonesbury."
Trudeau is pictured leaving the University Theater on his way to Mory's to accept the award
He was escorted by the Yale Precision Marching Band.
The band played a number of selections outside Mory's.
Trudeau, along with classmates Brian Dowling ’69, Charles Pillsbury ’72, and Tim Bannon ’70, ’76 J.D. sang along with a rendition of "Hey Jude."
Also on hand were Sherman, a.k.a. Handsome Dan, and his handler Chris Getman ’63.
The assembled guests were treated to a performance by Whim 'n Rhythm.
Pillsbury — who inspired Trudeau's character Mike Doonesbury — offered some remarks, ...
... as did Dowling, the inspiration for "Doonesbury's" character B.D.
Getman and Megan McMahon, a member of Mory's Council, present Trudeau with the second annual Louis Cup, named after the club's original proprietor, Louis Lindner.
From left: Dowling, Trudeau, Tim Bannon (who inspired the strip's lawyer character T.F. Bannon), and Pillsbury.
Garry Trudeau ’70, ’73 M.F.A. came to his alma mater on April 18 to receive the "Louis Cup," the highest award presented by Mory's, the noted Yale club.