Anyway, after some time passed, he started a new strip, Outland, which had 99% new characters and took on a different sort of feel. It just wasn't as good, and that sucked. I didn't mind seeing him stop doing it, as it never had the punch, the outlook, the sheer audacity that Bloom County had shown. It felt like he was trying to hard to make you see something, instead of allowing you to glimpse it and think for yourself. Maybe that's why it died.
Recently, he's come back with a new strip, Opus. Yes, everyone's favourite neurotic penguin is back, but still only a side player. Breathed has started to his oblique social satire back up again, and more than once he's gone after the present administration (as I suspect he'd do, no matter who was in the White House). I'm back to being a fan again, and that feels good. It's a Sunday-only strip, and today's is an excellent simplifying of the invasion of Iraq.
Come, be a fan.