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June 28, 2005

Breathed Sounds Off on Current Climate


While this Kansas newspaper article is one of those "we're changing the strips" pieces that typically accompanies new funnies whenever they appear, it's worth reading for the Berke Breathed quotes. Breathed's Opus hasn't been back for very long in newspaper syndicate time, but it clearly doesn't seem to be the Sunday savior that some people thought it might be. In this article, and I admit this might be reading between the lines, Breathed seems really dissatisfied with the specific problems of doing satire in this day and age, outright saying it can't be done because he'd lose all of his papers. He may be right, but even if he's wrong it's a glimpse into the pressures facing certain kinds of strips right now.
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