Many of you out there may not be fans Bloom County but Berkeley Breathed is showing right now why he is one of the very best. Over the past month or so, cold hearted Steve Dallas has been on a journey through lost love, a mid life crisis, star wars and depression. In the end, he shows us that there is more to life than getting ahead at work and buying “things”.
Berkeley Breathed is putting his penguin on ice. The 51-year-old cartoonist said he will pull the plug on his comic-strip career and “Opus” after Nov. 2. In an e-mail to the Los Angeles Times, the 51-year-old Breathed wrote, “30 years of cartooning to end. I’m destroying the village to save it. Opus would inevitably become a ranting mouthpiece in the coming wicked days, and I respect the other parts of him too much to see that happen.