Bloom County (Hardcover)

The Complete Library, Vol. 4: 1986-1987

By Berkeley Breathed

Library of American Comics, 9781600108990, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/26/2010)
Hardcover (5/4/2010)
Hardcover (10/6/2009)
Hardcover (10/25/2011)
Hardcover (11/1/2011)
Hardcover (5/1/2011)
Hardcover (6/1/2011)

List Price: 39.99*
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Book Four of Berkeley Breathed's Eisner Award-winning series and New York Times best-seller features some of the most fondly remembered Bloom County cartoons, both from a humor standpoint and from a biting, political one. This is the period for which Breathed won a Pulitzer Prize, the highest award in journalism, for editorial cartooning. Breathed is one of only two cartoonists to win a Pulitzer for editorial cartooning (Garry Trudeau was also a recipient for Doonesbury). 

This volume begins more than six weeks after the strips in Volume Three conclude. This is because of a near-death experience suffered by Breathed, who, having broken his back in an ultralight-plane crash, was unable to continue his daily grind and the strip went on hiatus for nearly two months. Breathed went on to incorporate some of his experiences into one of the most famous Bloom County sequences ever — Steve Dallas breaking his back after being attacked by an enraged Sean Penn!

About the Author

Berkeley Breathed lives and works in Santa Barbara, California and is the proud owner of a gentle pit bull named Ridley, a deaf dachshund named Milly, and a refugee mutt from the Puerto Rican streets named Pilar--splendidly flawed dogs, every one.