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Berkeley Breathed

Author of Bloom County Babylon

64+ Works 18,934 Members 221 Reviews 61 Favorited

About the Author

Berkeley Breathed is an American cartoonist, children's book author/illustrator, director, and screenwriter, best known for Bloom County, a 1980s cartoon-comic strip. Bloom County earned Berkeley the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1987. He replaced the Bloom County strip with the show more surreal Sunday-only cartoon, Outland in 1989, which featured some of the Bloom County characters. Eight years later, Berkeley began producing the comic strip, Opus, a Sunday-only strip featuring Opus the Penguin. In addition to his cartoon work, he has also produced seven children's books, two of which, A Wish for Wings That Work and Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big, were made into animated films. Berkeley's writing has also been featured in numerous publications, including Life, Boating, and Travel and Leisure. Berkeley lives with his family in Southern California. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Berkeley Breathed

Bloom County Babylon (1986) 1,567 copies
Billy and the Boingers Bootleg (1987) 1,482 copies
Tales Too Ticklish to Tell (1988) 1,313 copies
Toons for Our Times (1984) 1,189 copies
Happy Trails (1990) 1,139 copies
Bloom County: Loose Tails (1983) 1,138 copies
Flawed Dogs: the Novel (2009) 605 copies
Goodnight Opus (1993) 561 copies
Red Ranger Came Calling (1994) 393 copies
Mars Needs Moms! (2007) 353 copies
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (2000) 318 copies
Pete & Pickles (2008) 230 copies
The Academia Waltz (1979) 13 copies
Il primo libro Opus (1997) 1 copy
Opus Journal (2006) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Comics Journal #124 — Contributor — 2 copies

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Had to get some lighter reading ... and I'm still giggling. I'd forgotten how political some of his stuff was, but it holds up really well. In fact, it's almost like a mirror. What can I say?
 
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dhaxton | 11 other reviews | Jul 31, 2023 |
Some cartoonists are so good that just reading them in a newspaper is not enough. Book collections help.
 
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Works
64
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Members
18,934
Popularity
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Rating
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221
ISBNs
134
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