Almost thirty-five years ago Berkeley Breathed launched a little-known 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 online, with an ever-growing fanbase every bit as zealous as it was in the strip’s heyday.
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