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'Toons for Our Times: A Bloom County Book of Heavy Meadow Rump 'n Roll

4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  4,431 ratings  ·  18 reviews
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Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 1984 by Little Brown and Company
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'Our times' being the '80s, but I haven't yet encountered a specifically datable strip. Ok, got it. It's 1983/84

Evidently this has several classic strips, because it's porcupined with markers. I'll have to see which ones as I go. Looks like most of them are about Oliver Wendell Jones, boy hacker. Mr Limekiller was more or less phased out later.

The back cover matter purports to be the product of the publishers, but in fact was probably written by Breathed himself. One decision that probably WAS t
Comic strip collections are always a joy to have around. Especially now that no one has newspapers anymore.
Apr 08, 2009 Jen3n rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: humor
I always had a soft spot for the Bloom County stuff, even when I was too young to really understand what was going on. Now I read it with relish. And ketchup. It has a playful weirdness to it that still manages to be topical and biting AND be funny.

About what else can that be said?
Not every Breathed comic was a winner, and that's what you get when you like a comic with an edge to it. But I fondly remember that he really captured the 80s in the same way Doonsbury captured the 70s. Not many creators can truly say they were right there in the thick of it.
High points.......

Milo's introduction to MTV. (Classic!!)

A much needed dandelion break. We could all use those from time to time.

Oliver and his IBM 6000 hacking into newspapers.

Closet of anxieties.

The day after "The Day After"
My first and favorite Bloom County book -- got it in 5th grade and fell in love. Just reread it in about 45 minutes and it still launches me into fits of giggles.
i feel so lucky to have grown up in the golden era of comic strips.. we had bloom county, far side, AND calvin & hobbes.

oh to be a child again.
Elias Huber
I laughed and laughed and then my flat mates threw shoes at me until I had to stop reading so they could go to sleep.
Genius in drawing, political/social observation. Hmmm. It's time to re-read it!
Well swat my hind with a melon rind, but that's my penguin state of mind.
Another look at the lives and times of the inhabitants of Bloom County.
My first Bloom County book AND the impetus for loving comics.
Have I mentioned how much I liked the early Bloom County?
"Government is the last refuge of the nincompoop."
Aaron P
Not my favorite... but still good!!!!
A masterpiece of cartooning.
Michael McFarland
Nice trip down memory lane...
Love the tuba.
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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.

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