Scene: I’m on the couch in my college apartment, doubled over in hysterics, tears streaming down my face. I’m laughing so hard, I can’t breathe and start to violently hiccup. On my lap is a Bloom County book. My roommate comes out of her room to see if I’m OK.
“I’ve died and gone to heaven,” was all I managed to say.
So, with the news this week that Berkeley Breathed has returned with Bloom County, it must mean I am going back to hang out with all my favorite bumbling angels of hilarity. No crazy-making P.C. editors, publishers, and fun-murdering deadlines for Breathed this time. The strip will only appear on his Facebook page. And Opus has a Twitter account. (sigh) God is back in his heaven and all is finally going to be alright with the world again.
For an interesting review of Bloom County 2015, check out this article: http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/07/16/22558781/im-trying-to-stay-excited-about-the-return-of-bloom-county.