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Harper Lee and Opus

The Letters From Harper Lee to Berkeley Breathed

The cartoonist Berkeley Breathed shared a correspondence with the author Harper Lee. After her death on Friday at the age of 89, Mr. Breathed wrote on Facebook of the letters they had exchanged over the years. Later, he shared with The New York Times four letters he had received from Ms. Lee over the span of 14 years, with the first coming in 1994 and the last arriving in 2008. FEB. 21, 2016 Related Article

The links above lead to interesting details regarding Harper Lee and her fondness for Opus the penguin - one of the creations of cartoonist Berk Breathed (Bloom County and Opus). the cartoon panel above appeared in 1995, while below is a letter Lee wrote regarding the impending demise of opus in 2008. Breathed was always one of my favorites and I miss Opus too.

However, Breathed says the letter below helped inspire him to bring back his cartoons anew as Bloom County 2015 - an online only return of his famous characters.