Media Release — As the dust from Comic Con settles, don’t forget to place your orders for The Bloom County Library, coming in October. This five volume collection will feature every daily and Sunday strip in chronological order, and is the first time that many of these famous strips have been republished. The books will be part of IDW’s Library of American Comics imprint, and designed by Eisner Award-winner Dean Mullaney.
Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed newspaper strips of modern times. Premiering on December 8th, 1980 – a month after the election of Ronald Reagan as President – the strip brought to the comics pages a unique amalgam of contemporary politics and fantasy, all told with hilarious humor and wit.
In addition to the stripes themselves, The Bloom County Library will also contain a series of “Context Pages” sprinkled throughout the volumes, providing perspective for the reader and presenting a variety of real-life events and personalities that were contemporary at the time of original publication.