IDW, which has done a great job with the reprinting of collections of the original Bloom County newspaper strip, is a natural choice to publish collections of the new Bloom County Webcomic.
Breathed, who came back to Bloom County on his own terms free of editorial restraints, explained the timing of his return: “Deadlines and dead-tree media took the fun out of a daily craft that was only meant to be fun. I had planned to return to Bloom County in 2001, but the sullied air sucked the oxygen from my kind of whimsy. Bush and Cheney’s fake war dropped it for a decade like a bullet to the head. But silliness suddenly seems safe now. Trump’s merely a sparkling symptom of a renewed national ridiculousness. We’re back baby.”