When I started working here as “the intern,” I didn’t exactly know what I was getting myself into. I knew Universal Uclick represents classic comic strips like “Peanuts,” “For Better or For Worse” and “Garfield”, names that earn me street credit with my friends. However, those are only three names of the 300 comics strips UU reps, and our team is dedicated to getting the word out about every … single … strip. Everybody who works here has a favorite comic strip they grew up with or a strip that completely correlates with their sense of humor and personality (as seen by the swag posted all over their cubicles). So, I set off on a personal mission to find the one… the comic strip I could be truly proud to rep.
One day, while photoshopping an extensive list of 600x600 images to use for mobile app images, I came across “Bloom County” and I started to nerd out. I had never heard of “Bloom County” before, but I have been a huge fan of Berkeley Breathed’s work since about age 4. I grew up reading (or being read) Breathed’s children’s books, such as “The Last Basselope,” “Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big” and “Goodnight Opus,” which still sits in high honor on my bookshelf at my parents' house. Imagine my excitement when I realized “Bloom County” is a strip with the same satirical stories and the same characters I grew up with in an adult context. I can say with complete confidence that I really love what I do here at UU, working as a fan of the strips I represent makes it that much easier.
Plus, the free coffee bar doesn’t hurt.