The Bloom Picayune (formerly the Bloom Beacon) is the main newspaper of Bloom County. It is mainly run by Milo Bloom
and Opus .
Armand Dipthong is the stressed and alcoholic editor of the Bloom Picayune. A common source of his anxiety is the pressure to sacrifice his journalistic integrity for sleazy stories
"Run that baby!!!"
Milo Bloom often writes stories about what's going on in Bloom County. Some of his articles include the hunt for the elusive Basselope and the Bedfellow Scandal.
The name stripper is what Opus prefers to the normal cartoonist. It is implied that he is a bad artist and usually stresses with deadlines.
Milo was a stripper for one storyline, and dreamt about being a nationally syndicated cartoonist.
Opus was a movie critic for a little while, saying Francis Ford Coppala's latest film "Did for the movies what the Johnstown Kool-Aid did for drinks"
The Ombudsman goes between the readers and the management, bringing complaints and news of losing subscriptions between them.
Opus' main job at the Picayune is at the Personals. He is often wondering what kind of weirdos the personals attracted.
AIDS and Public Health Edit
Dipthong set out to write a blunt story about Public Health and AIDS. Once Milo fetched the proper words from the forbidden word vault, the story became a reality. This caused the 14 women in the Ladies Church Muffin Club to cancel their subscription.