links for 2008-10-09

  • "Cartoonist Berkeley Breathed announced today that he is giving up his Sunday comic strip Opus to focus on children’s books instead. That announcement signals the end of Opus, the charming penguin who has entertained comics readers for nearly 30 years, starting with Bloom County. Though Breathed has retired the character before, this time, he says, he means it. ‘I’ll be leaving Opus in a way that it should be very clear that this time there’s no going back home,’ says Breathed."