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Berkeley Breathed's Academia Waltz and Other Profound Transgressions, Hardback Book

Berkeley Breathed's Academia Waltz and Other Profound Transgressions Hardback


Berkeley Breathed is known as the creator of the wildly popular andinfluential comic strip Bloom County, and, in particular, for his mosticonic character Opus.

Over the course of a little more than eight yearsBloom County was one of the best selling comic strips ever, winningBerkeley a coveted Pulitzer Prize.

The artist went on to do two more sunday-onlystrips, Outland and Opus, as well as producing best-sellingchildren's books and screenplays.

But before Breathed began his storiedcareer he was a (not so) humble college student at the University of Texas and acontributor to the Daily Texan newspaper where he wrote and drewpolitical cartoons as well as...

The Academia Waltz. Berkeley would go onto finance his college studies by self-publishing two paperback collections ofAW, selling over 10,000 copies.

The strip drew the attention of theWashington Post Syndicate which eventually began publishing a newcreation by Berkeley...

Bloom County. Many of the characters in the newstrip originally appeared in Academia Waltz, most notably Steve Dallas. Now, for the first time - from the rarely seen archives of BerkeleyBreathed - comes the nearly (we think) complete AcademiaWaltz!


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cartoons & comic strips
  • ISBN: 9781631400766



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