Just about everyone recognizes that music. It means for the next few minutes, you’re going to be entertained by longtime favorites Like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, or the Roadrunner. Helping create all of those iconic characters, and many more, was it brilliant animator Chuck Jones.
Starting in 1933, Jones and his colleagues at Warner Brothers came up with hundreds of cartoons, including some of the classics everyone remembers.
In 1989, Chuck Jones finally wrote his memoir, a heavily illustrated book called Chuck Amick. And that’s when I had the chance to meet him.
Berkeley Breathed is perhaps best known for his comic strips “Bloom County,” “Outland,” and “Opus.”
But he’s also a gifted children’s book creator. I first met him in 2003, upon publication of his book “Flawed Dogs.”
We tal;;kerd again in 2007 after he published “Mars Needs Moms,” which later became a Disney animated film. It’s about a 9-year-old boy named Milo who comes to appreciate everything about his mom, after she’s abducted by Martians.
So here now, from 2007, Berke Breathed:
Berkeley Breathed is 63 now. and still producing great comics — “Bloom County” returned in 2015.