|Publisher:||Diamond Comic Distributors|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2013|
|Number of Pages:||304|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||4.55|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||11.0 x 10.0 x 1.25|
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 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.
Berkeley Breathed is the award-winning cartoonist best known for his immensely popular Bloom County newspaper comic strip, as well as two follow-ups, Outland and Opus. But if you think Berkeley Breathed is only about a fanciful penguin and his whimsical cohorts, then you have another think coming! Breathed is a multi-talented artist and writer who has produced lovely illustrations for children's books he has authored, as well as creating many concept illustrations for films. This career-spanning retrospective showcases Breathed's work from his earliest efforts to his most recent endeavors.