Berkeley Breathed





Berkeley Breathed


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in Houston, Texas, The United States
June 21, 1957

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Guy Berkeley "Berke" Breathed is an American cartoonist, children's book author/illustrator, director, and screenwriter, best known for Bloom County, a 1980s cartoon-comic strip which dealt with socio-political issues as seen through the eyes of highly exaggerated characters (e.g. Bill the Cat and Opus the Penguin) and humorous analogies.


Average rating: 4.35 · 49,486 ratings · 1,650 reviews · 62 distinct works · Similar authors
Bloom County Babylon: Five ...

4.38 avg rating — 7,225 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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Bloom County: "Loose Tails"

4.37 avg rating — 5,953 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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'Toons for Our Times: A Blo...

4.39 avg rating — 4,967 ratings — published 1984
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Penguin Dreams and Stranger...

4.38 avg rating — 4,030 ratings — published 1985
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Billy and the Boingers Boot...

4.34 avg rating — 3,629 ratings — published 1987 — 4 editions
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Tales Too Ticklish to Tell:...

4.36 avg rating — 3,289 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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Happy Trails

4.27 avg rating — 2,771 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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The Night of the Mary Kay C...

4.28 avg rating — 2,553 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Classics of Western Literat...

4.46 avg rating — 2,173 ratings — published 1990
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The Bloom County Library, V...

4.34 avg rating — 1,970 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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“I will go to my grave in a state of abject endless fascination that we all have the capacity to become emotionally involved with a personality that doesn't exist.”
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“And just as it is with all proper grannies, she ordered me into my pink bunny jammies.”
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“Some of us find our lives abridged even before the paperback comes out. ”
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