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Opus ending confuses and frustrates readers

If you were one of the millions of individuals who tried to get to Berkeley Breathed’s web site on Sunday to learn who correctly guessed the Opus ending, you were not alone in your frustration that the server became overwhelmed. According to the L.A. Times, Berkeley’s website received 10-15 million hits compared to the 1,500 […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 13 Comments

Opus ends, in a story book

Berkeley Breathed’s final Opus appeared today. The comic that appeared in newspapers directed readers to the Humane Society’s web site to see the final panel which depicted Opus in children’s storybook, “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown. Berkeley’s own web site appeared to be struggling under the traffic load. Berkeley reports on his website that […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments

Details to the Opus ending contest posted

Berkeley Breathed will be giving away $10,000 to a dog or cat shelter of a readers choice in conjunction to the Opus ending contest that was announced last week. The contest asks for readers to send in a one sentence entry guessing where Opus will be in his final paradise. The announcement says that clues […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Observations on the Opus ending question

For those who have listened to my interview with Mr. Media where we discussed the possible end of Berkeley Breathed’s Opus or have been reading the comments of an earlier post about Opus, you know that I can only report what Amy Lago at Washington Post Writers Group has told me (thrice now), they have […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 18 Comments

Opus to officially come to an end on November 2

Washington Post Writers Group has announced that Berkeley Breathed’s Opus will end syndication on November 2. According to the press release, Berkeley has vowed that this end is for good. “With the crisis in Wall Street and Washington, I’m suspending my comic strip to assist the nation. The best way I can help is to […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 23 Comments

Berkeley Breathed planning to end Opus? (UPDATED)

E&P caught the story before I did. In an interview with Texas Monthly (scroll down), Berkeley Breathed slips what possibly be might be the end of his Opus feature. What interesting projects are on your horizon? BB: Three: a novel; two of my books are in development at Disney; and Opusâ??s death, which approaches. Has […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 20 Comments

Webcomics Weekend slated for March 20-22

The guys behind Dumbrella, Topatoco, and Octopus Pie are starting a Webcomics Weekend event in Easthampton, (MA) scheduled for March 20-22. The event is also described as an open studio where artists can come talk shop, tour the studios where they make webcomics and ship their merchandise. A who’s who list webcomickers are listed as […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2009,  Section: web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Year end review for 2008: Rollercoaster

2008 might well be described in a word as a roller coaster or to many a third and fourth quarter stock market ride. Clearly many cartoonist achieved career highs and milestones, but for many cartoonist who live and die in the newspaper, there was a lot of dying. In writing this review, I can’t help […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2008,  Section: AAEC, Awards, College cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, King Features, Mohammed Cartoon, Museums, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Tribune Media Services, United Media, web comics, Comments: 13 Comments

Which features are taking Opus Sunday slot? (UPDATED)

The legendary Opus is leaving the papers after November 2, but which features will take its place? I’ve asked the syndicates which features are being picked up to replace Berkeley Breathed‘s strip. Here’s what initial reports indicate: United Media reports that Pearls Before Swine has picked up four papers: Columbus Dispatch, Hartford Courant, Boulder (CO) […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Norm Feuti’s “Pretending You Care” is reviewed

Retail creator Norm Feuti has a new book, Pretending You Care, is coming out next week. The Sun Chronicle has reviewed the book and interviewed Norm. Although “Pretending You Care” includes dozens of memorable “Retail” strips, Feuti’s book is unlike most cartoonist opuses in that the content isn’t confined to artwork. Instead, Feuti offers plenty […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2007,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Amy Lago Responds to Dropped Opus Flap

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has posted an interview Tom Spurgeon coducted with Amy Lago, editor of the Washington Post Writers Group regarding the dropped Opus comics back in late August and early September. An excerpt: SPURGEON: Are you worried about any of the potential free speech elements to this incident, that it might […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Interviews, Comments: 9 Comments

Go See The Second Banned Opus strip

I took the full weekend off and so I didn’t see the second banned Opus strip until late last night. Personally, I thought it was even more benign than last weeks.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Dropped Opus Causing Questions of Double Standards (UPDATE)

After more than 2 dozen papers temporarily dropped Berkeley Breathed’s Opus this last Sunday, many are questioning if the strip was offensive enough to warrant such action. The strip apparently didn’t offend Sheila Musaji, the editor of The American Muslim. Sheila wrote on her publication’s blog that: As a Muslim I was offended by the […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 45 Comments

Opus temporarily dropped in over 25 papers

Berkeley Breathed’s Opus has been temporarily dropped by 25 or more papers today and next week as the topic involves the Lola Granola’s character converting to “radical islamist.” Salon.com, carries the strip says many editors were afraid of offending muslim readers. Another aspect to the strip was a not-so-subtle reference to sex.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 9 Comments

Kathleen Parker weighs in on Opus two moms cartoon

Earlier this week, I told you about a conservative blogger who was upset at the depiction of men and the celebration of a two-mom family. The topic is no longer being discussed in the right-wing blogosphere – Kathleen Parker, syndicated columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, has written a column calling the cartoon “threadbare” and “stereotypical.” […]

Posted on: Jun 15, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 3 Comments