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!"
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!
The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the hilarious "Bloom County" comic strip is back! To help celebrate, here is the first ever Bloom County picture book, featuring fan-favorite Bill the Cat in an origin story. (Ack ack!) The perfect gift for Bloomers old and new. An Amazon Best Book of the Year and NY Times bestseller! Almost thirty-five years ago Berkeley Breathed launched a little-known yet laugh-inducing comic strip called "Bloom County" that was full of characters who instantly entered the public consciousness--none more so than Opus (the penguin) and Bill the Cat. Bloom County's popularity soared, it was soon syndicated nationally, had millions of daily readers, and before long its creator was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Then, nine years later, "Bloom County" sadly came to a close. It had simply ceased being fun for Berkeley Breathed. Now, more than twenty-five years after it ended, "Bloom County" has returned in full force and humor online, with an ever-growing fanbase every bit as zealous as it was in the strip's heyday. For the comic's youngest fans, and for those who never stopped wishing for its return, here is an all-new, kid-friendly story for anyone who ever wanted to know the origin story of Bill the Cat. "Bloom County" has never been more fun! Praise for The Bill the Cat Story "The illustrations, a mixture of cartoons, eye-popping virtual paintings, and pencil sketches, will pull inquisitive audiences of all ages into the story."--Booklist "[E]xtravagantly rendered artwork in luscious color."--Publishers Weekly
Milo doesn't get it: What's the big deal about moms? They're just slave-driving broccoli bullies. Yet they are worshipped the world over! Perhaps even the galaxy over-because here come Martians and they're after one thing only: moms. Milo's mom in particular! That's quite a long way to come for a mom-could it be that Milo has been overlooking something special?
Author: Berke Breathed
Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc
Release Date: 2011-11-15
- IDW Publishing is proud to offer this very special edition of Bloom County: The Complete Library Volume 4, limited to1,000 numbered copies, with bound-in bookplates, each signed by Bloom County creator Berkeley Breathed. -The Library of American Comics is the world's #1 publisher of classic newspaper comic strips, with 14 Eisner Award nominations and three wins for best book. LOAC has become "the gold standard for archival comic strip reprints... The research and articles provide insight and context, and most importantly the glorious reproduction of the material has preserved these strips for those who knew them and offers a new gateway to adventure for those discovering them for the first time." - Scoop -
Author: Berkeley Breathed
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: American wit and humor, Pictorial
Presenting every Bloom County daily and Sunday strip in chronological order from the first to the last! Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County debuted in late 1980 and ran until August 1989. Featuring an exceedingly quirky cast of characters, including the sweetly naive Opus the penguin, the flea-bitten Bill the cat, womanizing attorney Steve Dallas, Milo Bloom, Cutter John, and many others, Bloom County soon became one of the most popular comic strips in history, appearing in over 1200 newspapers. Then, at the peak of its popularity, Berkeley Breathed did something unprecedented... he walked away. Now, more than 25 years later, the complete collection of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip is collected into a deluxe, two volume, slipcased set.
Collecting year three of the Bloom County relaunch begun in 2015! The stakes are higher, the punchlines are sharper, and the laughter is more desperate! Bloom County: Best Read On The Throne picks up right where the previous volume left off. When that book, Brand Spanking New Day, came out we said we needed Opus, Bill the Cat, and all their friends more than ever before. Well, what was true then is even more true now! The residents of Bloom County are back to put their trademark tragi-comic spin on the horrors of the last year, so lock all your worries in the anxiety closet for a bit. Who knows? When you come back they may be just the tiniest bit funnier.
Author: G. B. Trudeau
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
He tried to warn us. Ever since the release of the first Trump-for-President trial balloon in 1987, Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau has tirelessly tracked and highlighted the unsavory career of the most unqualified candidate to ever aspire to the White House. It’s all there--the hilarious narcissism, the schoolyard bullying, the loathsome misogyny, the breathtaking ignorance; and a good portion of the Doonesbury cast has been tangled up in it. Join Duke, Honey, Earl, J.J., Mike, Mark, Roland, Boopsie, B.D., Sal, Alice, Elmont, Sid, Zonker, Sam, Bernie, Rev. Sloan, and even the Red Rascal as they cross storylines with the big, orange airhorn who’s giving the GOP such fits. Garry Trudeau is the “sleazeball” “third-rate talent” who draws the “overrated” comic strip Doonesbury, which “very few people read.” He lives in New York City with his wife Jane Pauley, who “has far more talent than he has."
Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County is back, with all-new, never before printed comic strips featuring everyone's favorite penguin and the rest of the quirky and endearing denizens of the magical land called Bloom County. This second volume from the strip's 2015 relaunch follows just a year after Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope, but, boy, have things changed. Seems like we need Opus, Bill, and the gang now more than ever. Filled with biting, hilarious and all-too necessary political insight from one of America's most celebrated cartoonists, a Brand Spanking New Day is just what the doctor ordered.
Author: Berke Breathed
Publisher: Little Brown
Release Date: 1988
The people and beasts residing in Bloom County are busy as ever--Opus dances in an all-female nightclub, a Congressional investigation into space invaders is underway, and workers strike for a larger comic book size, in a collection of zany cartoons
Berkeleyworks, the art of Berkeley Breathed provides a striking and often unseen glimpse at the long and varied career of an artistic enigma. Breathed is a top-selling comic-strip auteur who professes both ambivalence and embarrassed discomfort with the form. A lifelong creative contradiction, he is a sentimental children's-book author with a jaundiced and suspicious view of the world. Bridging the two extremes and keeping them from flying apart is an ebullient sense of humor that permeates it all. He is, at once, a guerrilla-prankster and a romantic storyteller, a scribbler and a painter, a thinker and a stinker.
Berkeley Breathed is known to comic-strip lovers as the hilarious creator of Bloom County and its quirky denizens Opus, Bill the Cat Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas, Cutter John and more. He is also renowned for his touching children's books like Mars Needs Moms and Flawed Dogs. Earlier this year the Museum of Cartoon Art in San Francisco celebrated the joy and laughter this inventive and diverse creator has given us by putting on a one man show of his work, both Bloom County and Children's Books. Accompanying that exhibition was a lovely 96 page catalog, measuring 11 x 8.5 inches. The catalog showcased a number of Breathed's Bloom County strips, each shot from the original art, as well as a selection of his children's book illustrations. Additionally there are essay's and an interview with Breathed. Now through special arrangement with the Cartoon Art Museum and Berkeley Breathed, IDW is pleased to off this lovely book-and fine companion piece to the Bloom County Library-to the direct market.