Now at Kickstarter, the Cartoon Art Museum is funding From Bloom County to Mars: The Imagination of Berkeley Breathed
, a full-color catalog for the CAM show of the same name. In addition to art from Bloom County, Outland, Opus
, and Breathed's many children's books, the catalog includes essays by Fox Trot
creator Bill Amend; Keith Knight, creator of The K Chronicles
and The Knight Life
; Amy Lago, comics editor of the Washington Post Writers Group; and Cartoon Art Museum Curator Andrew Farago.
All that, plus an interview with Breathed conducted by yours truly. As someone who grew up on Breathed's comics and ripped off most of his good ideas at some point, this was one of the most intimidating, yet thrilling, experiences of my cartooning career.
Pledge to fund the book through Kickstarter, and you can get a copy with bookplate signed by Breathed, a Cartoon Art Museum membership, and more. So let's get 'ir done.