OPUS AWAKENS! In 2015, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed began (without warning!) producing ALL-NEW Bloom County strips—for the first time in more than 25 years! Breathed released the new Bloom County strips exclusively through his Facebook page, to the cheers of devoted and delighted fans everywhere. These brand new strips have NEVER before been available in print—until now! All the wit, charm, and biting satire that are trademarks of Bloom County and Berkeley Breathed are clearly on display and evident in this handsome new volume. Featuring all your favorite characters: Opus, Milo, Bill the Cat, Steve Dallas, Cutter John, and many more. Bloom County has come home… and it’s about time!
Reviving his cult-classic comic strip which ended its original run in 1989 in 2015 was a smart move for Breathed. He posts the strips on Facebook to a large audience without the stress of a daily schedule or the shrinking size of newspaper comics. It's a fond and familiar return as well as a new start: Opus confronts Google and Twitter; Binkley's anxiety closet now contains global warming, George Lucas, and man buns. Aside from the modern trappings, it's a familiar Bloom County, where wit and silliness abound. Breathed's art is more fluid and detailed than his newspaper days, and his pitch-perfect comic timing confirms this strip's masterpiece status. It's beautiful, too, taking advantage of a richer palette of colors than what can be reproduced in newspapers. His characters continue to be relatable and human (including that plump, balding penguin). Even Steve Dallas grows a heart. Bloom County is both an escape from and a mirror to our complicated modern world.
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Berkeley Breathed does the impossible
I’d rather spend an evening with the Orange Vogon (Trump) than get a Facebook account! But after this book reminded me of the beautiful comedy in Bloom County , & introduces me to the reality that new experiences are available daily on Breathed’s Facebook account... well, Bloom County is the only thing that could get me on Facebook!