Berkeley Breathed Publishes New Bloom County Comic Strip

By Maryann Yin 

Opus & Berkeley Breathed (GalleyCat)Berkeley Breathed has made a comeback! The Pulitzer Prize winner published his first “Bloom County” comic strip in almost 25 years.

The piece, entitled “Bloom County 2015,” can be found on Breathed’s Facebook page; it features the human Milo Bloom and Opus the Penguin. Breathed also recently shared a photo of himself as he was working with the message: “A return after 25 years. Feels like going home.”

According to The New York Times, Breathed’s “strip frequently satirized social issues and political miscreants of the era including South African apartheid and a then-ascendant real-estate tycoon named Donald Trump.” Perhaps Breathed became inspired to revisit “Bloom County” after the announcement of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. (via Mashable)