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Bloom County turns 30
Geoff Boucher, writing in the Hero Complex blog of the LA Times, notes that last week was the 30 year anniversary of Bloom County.
I grew up in south Florida and fell in love with newspapers by reading the Miami Herald, which had one of the most personality-packed staffs in America – crime reporter Edna Buchanan, future bestelling novelist Carl Hiaasen, humorist Dave Barry and sports-page graybeard Edwin Pope. Fitting right in with the paper’s ethos was Breathed’s syndicated strip, and without a doubt, the frequent journalism imagery within its panel influenced my path, which began in eighth grade when I wrote a story for the Pines Middle School student newspaper. The topic? How to collect and grade comic books. There was a photo with it of me holding an issue of “X-Men” with a glorious Neal Adams cover. We can all see where that led …
If you’re still looking to buy yourself (let’s admit it… you do buy for yourself, right?), IDW has printed the first three complete collections of Bloom County. Amazon has them steeply discounted.