And check out OUR NEWLY LISTED ITEMS. This is a rare original printed production art page for Bloom County, the all-time classic newspaper strip written and illustrated by the legendary Berkeley Breathed. This is a production art sheet that contains the December 30-31 episodes from 1982, and January 1 New Year's Day! Episode from 1983, and it includes fan favorite character Opus the Penguin, as well as Cutter John!
A classic example of the legendary political satire and distinctive take on American life, culture, and politics that has made Bloom County one of the most iconic strips in the history of syndication. The page measures approximately 8 1/2" by 11", and is blank on the reverse side. It is in very good condition, with a small pinhole at the top middle edge, and what looks like a very small scuff stain in the third panel of the last strip. Please note that this is NOT a mass-produced print, lithograph, or modern reproduction.It is an original printed production art page that was created during the production process for the comic strip. This is a very cool and rare comic collectible that you will hardly ever get a chance to see (but please note that this item is printed, it is not the hand-drawn artwork). It would be an outstanding addition to the collection of any Bloom County fan, and would look great framed and prominently displayed.
Please note that this is an authentic piece from the 1980's, not something made for a later reprint or collection book. We have been told there are reprint production art pieces being listed by other sellers that make them seem to be old and from original printings, even though they are not for example, older production art did not have the words on a separate sheet from the images.Those kinds of things were only done much more recently, using computer technology. We advise buyers to be careful, as there are disreputable sellers tricking many people into believing they are purchasing items that are older and more valuable than what they actually are. Some sellers simply do not state their items are from reprints, while others make very long listings and put a tiny mention about reprints buried deep in the listing, and/or use a hard-to-read font color (like yellow) to prevent buyers from seeing this information. Unfortunately, everything else in the listing the title, pictures of the cover of the comic from the 1st printing, etc. This item is a genuine piece from the'80's, not something made for a reprint. Check out our other auctions for more great items. Check it out, you'll be glad you did!