Berkeley Breathed Quits Again, Nobody Cares

 

Says in the news Berkeley Breathed is quitting comics. This time for good. Impact on the world at large? Zero, zip, nada.

Says in the news Berkeley Breathed is quitting comics. This time for good. Impact on the world at large? Zero, zip, nada.

Berkeley Breathed quits cartooning yet again, nobody I really cares. I really was sad when Bloom County disappeared originally. But reviewing the old Bloom County books I’ve got, it doesn’t have the staying power–nay, the utter permanence–of Schulz’s Charlie Brown. And Outland and Opus were okay, but a day late and a dollar short, if you know what I mean.

On the other hand, Bill Watterson retired–way too early in my humble opinion–and never came back. While I don’t think anybody would have wanted to see a comic strip based on a minor character in Calvin & Hobbes, I tell ya what–those old strips still resonate, and I still miss the strip. I’d put Calvin & Hobbes up against Peanuts is both being a classic, completely universal, and having tremendous staying power. People will be reading old Calvin & Hobbes collections when those strips are a hundred years old. Guarantee.

 

Calvin & Hobbes. Best comic strip ever. Yeay, bye, Berkeley, dont let the door hit ya in tha ass on the way out.

Calvin & Hobbes. Best comic strip ever. Yeay, bye, Berkeley, don't let the door hit ya in tha ass on the way out.

3 Responses to “Berkeley Breathed Quits Again, Nobody Cares”


  1. 1 Alan Cunningham October 13, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I beg to differ. I’m very sad to see Opus go. I have greatly enjoyed the strip. I am sure a lot of people feel the same way.

  2. 2 memetrics October 14, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Fair enough, Internets. I’m just saying, the dude has retired 3 times. Eventually, you lose the give-a-damn about it. Your threshold is no doubt different. Plus, I never forgave Breathed for giving up the daily strip.

    And I never will.

  3. 3 gene October 17, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    I’m really gonna miss that strip. I caught it every Monday morning, online, when I got to work. Thank goodness I still have my “Public Works” comic strip. http://www.PublicWorksComics.com

    PLEASE don’t Ever discontinue that one. Or it would be a very DARK day in my life.


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