Berkeley Breathed is a cartoonist best known for his work on the Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip “Bloom County,” a political satire featuring iconic character such as Bill the Cat and Opus the Penguin. While the original series lasted only through the entirety of the 80s, Breathed revived the series in 2015 by publishing strips on his Facebook page.
At the end of his original Bloom County series, Breathed then started writing Outland and Opus, two different Sunday comic strips using the same characters from the previous strip. These series can now be found in collected editions by IDW Publishing. Before the revival of Bloom County, Breathed moved on to write and draw children’s books, one of which was Mars Needs Moms! which won the Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children’s Science Fiction and was also adapted into an animated film.