I don’t know if it was meant to be an April Fools joke, but I took it that way seeing today’s Bloom County. I’m not sure where else it is published, but I follow it on Facebook and it comes up in my feed.
Today, Bloom County is called, “Calvin County” and it features Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes.
At first I wondered by Berkeley Breathed did this. Why would he copy Calvin and make him the star of today’s strip. And the drawings of Calvin were so perfect, that I thought he probably traced him.
But if you look at the byline, it gives it away – it’s signed by both Bill Watterson and Berkeley Breathed!
Perfect April Fools day comic.
You can see the full comic here.