In 1987, Berkeley Breathed won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. Two years later, he retired.
I have to admit it. For years the only thing I read in the newspaper were the comic strips. Other than a quick glance at the headlines, I barely even flipped the pages. I always went directly to the comics.
I'm a positive guy by nature, so I avoid reading the news because it's almost impossible to find anything positive there... other than the comics.
Although Breathed retired Bloom County, he created a few spin-off strips that ran only on Sundays. By the time his last spin-off strip "Opus" was introduced in 2003, I no longer had a newspaper subscription, but I actually signed up for my local paper specifically so I could read Opus. Five years later, he retired agai... [More]
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