September 09, 2003
Opus to return

Hot dog! Berke Breathed will bring Opus back to life in a new Sunday comic starting November 23.

The Washington Post Writers Group, which will syndicate the strip, is expected to officially announce Breathed's return this Sunday. The reclusive Breathed, who rarely gives interviews, could not be reached yesterday for comment.

Hard to believe, as the article states later, that Bloom County ran for less than ten years (1980-1989). It was in the right decade, that's for sure. I can't wait to see what Opus (and hopefully at least a few other familiar faces) make of the world around them now. Time to send a letter to the features editor at the Chron...

UPDATE: Pete has a more nuanced take on this.

UPDATE: The Chron will carry tne new Opus strip. Woo hoo!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 09, 2003 to Society and cultcha | TrackBack

This is the greatest news ... EVER!

Posted by: Greg Wythe on September 9, 2003 12:16 PM

Bloom County started out as a strip in the Daily Texan called "The Academia Waltz" in the late 1970s.

That was also when the Arts & Sausages Party captured control of the student government based on two campaign promises: First, they'd sandblast the motto from the front of the Main Building that read, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free," and replace it with "Money talks." Second, they'd do away with student government. Which they did, when they won. (For a few years, until the yuppies restarted it in the 1980s.)

Posted by: Beldar on September 10, 2003 11:01 PM