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Bloom County creator Berkeley Breathed teams up with Technicolor in unusual animation partnership

June 8, 2010 |  4:34 pm

P&P-Sophie drawing

Fans of Bloom County may find something recognizable in a TV series that cartoonist Berkeley Breathed is producing with Technicolor based on his children's book "Pete & Pickles."

In typically unpredictable fashion, rather than posing for a traditional portrait, Breathed opted on a whim to spray paint his own mural of the two lead characters on the wall of a boardroom at Technicolor's office in Hollywood.  Naturally, he was wearing a fine cream-colored suit and had no shoes on.

Technicolor executives gladly obliged, even if it meant spray-painting over the company's new logo. After all, he is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist.

For more on Breathed's latest project and what it means for Technicolor, see our story in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times.

-- Richard Verrier

Photo: Drawing (top left corner) by Breathed's 7-year-old daughter, Sophie, that inspired the characters for his children's book "Pete & Pickles."


-- Berkeley Breathed, drawn back to 'Bloom County' but looking forward