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Born Guy Berkeley Breathed on the 21st June 1957 in Encino, Los Angeles, California USA, Berkeley is a cartoonist, children’s book writer and illustrator, best known to the world for his comic strip “Bloom County” (1980-1989), among many other creations. His career started in the 1970s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Berkeley Breathed is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Breathed’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his varied career, during which he won the Pulitzer Prize in the category for editorial cartooning, in 1987.

Berkeley Breathed Net Worth $5 Million

Although born in Encino, California, Berkeley grew up in Houston, Texas. He went to Westchester High School where he discovered his talents. His first known creation was the drawing named “Gesundheit”, in which a spaceman is outside his ship, and instead of the head, the spot was red painted, making it look like an explosion had happened. After high school matriculation, Berkeley found work in local newspapers, drawing “Filler” cartoons. Once in college, his connections broadened and he started creating “Bloom County”, a political satire, firstly published in college newspapers. Little by little his comic was becoming more and more popular, and his characters became real in a way of dolls, cartoons, and action heroes. Even more success came his way by the end of the ‘80s, when he created two most notable characters from the strip, Bill the Cat, and Opus the Penguin. His comic ended in 1989, but not before it earned Berkeley’s his first and so far only Pulitzer Prize.

He then used Opus the Penguin in the spin-off strip “Outland”, and then “Opus” (2003-2008). He revived “Bloom County” in 2015, and since then has been publishing on a regular basis.

Apart from comics, Berkeley has written and illustrated several children’s book, including “Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Bi”, which was made into a short film that Berkeley directed, and “Mars Needs Moms” (2007), which was also made into a film in 2011. For the book “Mars Needs Moms”, Berkeley won the Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children’s Science Fiction. Then he has published “A Wish for Wings That Work: An Opus Christmas Story” (1991), and “Pete & Pickles” (2008), among others, the sales of which have only increased his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Berkeley has been married to Heather Standish Wright since 2015. Previously, he was married to Jody Boyman from 1986 until 2013 – the couple has two children together.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 21, 1957
Birth place: Encino, California, USA
Profession:American cartoonist
Education:Westchester Academy for International Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Nationality:American
Spouse:Heather Standish Wright (m. 2015), Jody Boyman (m. 1986–2012)
Children:Milo Breathed, Sophie Breathed
Movies:Mars Needs Moms, Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Still drawing one panel strips of "Opus 'n Bill" for Calendars and promotional purposes. [January 2000]
2Has returned to cartooning with the Sunday-only comic strip "Opus," which features the penguin from Breathed's previous two comic strips. [November 2003]
3Was condemned by his readers in the early 1980s for producing so many cartoons making fun of Princess Diana.
4Hurt his back once in an ultralight plane accident.
5Early in his cartooning career he was accused of imitating G.B. Trudeau's series, Doonesbury.
6Pulitzer Prize, editorial cartoons (1987)
7Daughter Sophie; son Milo.
8A vegetarian.
9"Bloom County" eventually appeared in over 1,200 newspapers around the world. He retired the comic on 6 August 1989.
10Was close friends with sci-fi comedy author Douglas Adams (1952-2001), as Berke's wife and Douglas both were involved in the same wild life fund (Diana Fossey's Gorilla Fund).
11The frequent subject of criticism by Donald Trump, he got revenge on the billionaire by depicting him in Bloom County as a half-cat-half-man who was obsessed with large objects.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Depicting cultural icons as money grubbing maniacs, ie company spokespeople and Santa Claus.


Pictures



Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mars Needs Moms2011book
Opus 'n Bill: On the Road Again!1994Video Game based on characters by
Opus 'n Bill Brain Saver1993Video Game based on characters by
A Wish for Wings That Work1991TV Short book / written by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Wish for Wings That Work1991TV Short executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big2000Short

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secondhand Lions2003artist: Walter's cartoons

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bird of Steel!2016special thanks filming
Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams2005Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dear Mr. Watterson2013DocumentaryHimself
Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams2005Video documentaryHimself
Tim Warner: A Life in the Clouds2004Video shortHimself

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