Berke Breathed's New Complete 'Bloom County' Set Costs $1200 – Here's Why

The Collectors Set Limited Release Of Bloom County: Real, Classy, & Compleat: 1980-1989, being published by IDW Entertainment fora hundred bucks. But Berke Breathed is going to be selling them for $1200. Why?

Berke Breathed's New Complete 'Bloom County' Set Costs $1200 – Here's Why

Because each set contains two original pieces of Berke Breathed art from the vaults. A page from his sketchbooks, and the original art from a Bloom County daily strip from the original run, all featuring Opus.

Berke Breathed's New Complete 'Bloom County' Set Costs $1200 – Here's Why

And a sketch of Opus, signed and personalised.

Berke Breathed's New Complete 'Bloom County' Set Costs $1200 – Here's Why

Suddenly $1200 may sound more like a bargain.

Presenting every Bloom County daily and Sunday strip in chronological order from the first to the last. Bloom County originally debuted in late 1980 and ran until August 1989. It soon became one of the most popular comic strips in history, appearing in over 1200 newspapers. Then, at the peak of its popularity, Berkeley Breathed did something unprecedented… he walked away. Now, more than 25 years later, the complete collection of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip is collected into a deluxe, two-volume box set.

It includes

  • A box set of the 2017 release of Bloom County: Real, Classy, & Compleat: 1980-1989 with a hand-drawn sketch of Opus by Berkeley, plus his signature and personalization to the name of your choice. The book set features two large paperback volumes.
  • A vintage page from Berkeley's sketchpad. Each page is an original. Each page will be chosen randomly.
  • An original, vintage, hand-drawn strip from Berkeley's private vault, each featuring Opus. Each original strip will be chosen randomly.

Each item is being put together as a custom order and may take up to six weeks to process before shipping. Order yours here – if you have the cash. It's this or an iPhone X. Or get the standard version and cry…


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