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.
However, does Mr. Breathed know that a little-known, unsyndicated cartoonist beat him to the punch a few years ago?When I ended my comic strip The Family Monster in 2006, I went in a very similar direction.
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.