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great minds

Today brought us Berkeley Breathed’s final Opus comic strip. Will Opus the penguin be gone forever? Who knows, but at least he’s in a happy place.opus_final
However, does Mr. Breathed know that a little-known, unsyndicated cartoonist beat him to the punch a few years ago?5-5-2006colorWhen I ended my comic strip The Family Monster in 2006, I went in a very similar direction.

I also used the expression “good-night Opus” in my blog post earlier this week, a reference to the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon.

If anyone is paying attention, the unsyndicated cartoonist came up with this idea two years ago, followed belatedly by the world famous syndicated cartoonist.

I expect some royalties, Berkeley.

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