I’ve always been fond of Opus. Maybe my affection for him and his quirks explains why I’ve felt so at home — so gezellig — here in the Netherlands. 😉 If you’re not familiar with Opus and the Bloom County denizens, you can start from the beginning with Bloom County: The Complete Library: Volume 1 (1980-1982), the first of five volumes being released today. I used to cut out the strips from the newspaper each day, but eventually got rid of the shoeboxes full of strips during one of the many moves. I have a few of the books, such as The Night of the Mary Kay Commandos and Tales Too Ticklish To Tell, but I’d love to eventually get these new full volumes.