Berkeley Breathed is known to comic-strip lovers as the hilarious creator of Bloom County and its quirky denizens Opus, Bill the Cat Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas, Cutter John and more. He is also renowned for his touching children's books like Mars Needs Moms and Flawed Dogs. Earlier this year the Museum of Cartoon Art in San Francisco celebrated the joy and laughter this inventive and diverse creator has given us by putting on a one man show of his work, both Bloom County and Children's Books. Accompanying that exhibition was a lovely 96 page catalog, measuring 11 x 8.5 inches. The catalog showcased a number of Breathed's Bloom County strips, each shot from the original art, as well as a selection of his children's book illustrations. Additionally there are essay's and an interview with Breathed. Now through special arrangement with the Cartoon Art Museum and Berkeley Breathed, IDW is pleased to off this lovely book-and fine companion piece to the Bloom County Library-to the direct market.
Berkeley Breathed lives and works in Santa Barbara, California and is the proud owner of a gentle pit bull named Ridley, a deaf dachshund named Milly, and a refugee mutt from the Puerto Rican streets named Pilar--splendidly flawed dogs, every one.