A new Bloom County collection of Trump-inspired reboot strips


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/07/24/a-new-bloom-county-collection.html


#2

Breathed is as sharp and funny as ever but that line speaks to just how far we are beyond satire.


#3

I’ve got all the original 80s Bloom County strips, and every time I re-read them, I think, “I can’t believe this ran in mainstream newspapers.” Not only that, but regular folks read it, and got it, and laughed.

I’ve been reading the new strip in chunks on-line. It’ll be great to have them all collected.

Interesting take by Breathed on Trump’s White House ambitions. I admit part of me has been waiting for him to announce it was all a big practical joke.


#4

I’m missing the joke, what are they doing in the last Ghostbusters panel? I can’t see it clearly - it looks like arm wrestling? I guess I need glasses, being old enough to have read the original strip printed in a newspaper.


#5

Gossiping? Chitty-chatting?


#6

I saw Breathed’s presentation at BookExpo America a couple of months back, and covered it for TeleRead. The most interesting thing there was that he explained that he met his goal of doing a short series of strips focusing on Trump, then dropping him like a hot potato, because Breathed could see he was getting to the point of “jumping the shark”—that is, becoming a bigger self-parody than any possible satire of him Breathed could do.

And, as Breathed noted at BEA, he was subsequently proven to be right on the money.


#7

If you can’t wait until September to get the new collection as a $12 paperback you can pre-order the limited, signed hardcover that will ship a few weeks before in August.

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AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER FROM NOW UNTIL 12:01 A.M. ON JUNE 6th ONLY.
Book will ship in August 2016

Only if I fire up the time machine. Oh well guess soft cover will have to do.


#8

Bloom County fans unite!


#9

I wish you could get the book! :frowning:


#10

Being completely unaffected, I believe.


#11

Looks like signed edition pre-orders ended in June.

I’m sure it’ll turn up on eBay.


#12

I logged into bbs on my phone JUST to like this comment


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