Berekeley Breathed ended his Sunday feature Opus November 2nd so he can concentrate upon his growing literary career and other creative endeavors.
The weekly appearance of the penguin from Bloom County began November 23rd, 2003. Before that, he was the star of Outland, a Sunday only strip that ran from September 3rd, 1989 to March 26, 1995.
While the first weekly ended with Opus being reunited with his biological mother, the conclusion of yesterday's installment was actually at www.humanesociety.org/opus; with the Humane Society hosting a contest where readers could guess the final(?) fate of the beloved penguin in hopes of winning either a complete Opus book collection or $10,000 for their local animal shelter.
Unfortunately, repeated attempts to access Breathed's website at http://www.berkeleybreathed.com/ where the winners list can be found, have failed for whatever reason(s), thus the inadvertent delay in posting this week's Sunday Funnies.
Meanwhile, in Opus' honor, Ms. Waxy Dragon (one of many avatars used by an avid Internet Surfer, which is kind of funny when you think about it: one imaginary character joking about another!) has supplied some penguin themed jokes:
What’s black and white and goes round and around?
A Penguin in a revolving door.
Why don’t you see Penguins in Great Britain?
Because they’re afraid of Wales.
How do Penguins prefer their drinks?
On the rocks.
Is Seal a Penguin’s favorite pop star?
Do Penguins dislike rock music because they perfer sole?
Why are Penguins only invited to formal events?
What kind of fish do Penguins catch at night?
What do you call a Penguin in the desert?
What is black, white, and red all over?
A sun burnt Penguin!
See you next weekend with more Sunday Funnies, Dear Reader.