Bill Watterson, Creator Of ‘Calvin & Hobbes’, Provides Poster Artwork For Documentary ‘Stripped’

Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin & Hobbes, has essentially disappeared from the public spotlight after retiring his beloved comic strip in 1995. He has emerged sporadically in the past few years, having provided an in-depth interview back in 2010 to his hometown newspaper and having provided his first public piece of art since 1995 back in 2011 for a Parkinson’s disease fundraising project.

Now the reclusive artist has emerged once again to provide collaboration on the upcoming documentary Stripped, which takes a look at the newspaper comic strip business. Watterson gave a short audio interview for the documentary (though no video was allowed), but the huge news is that Watterson has also provided the poster artwork for the film, which clearly shows off the style he used in Calvin & Hobbes.

Check out the poster and additional details on the upcoming movie here below!

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2013: Comic Books

Sleigh bells ring are you listening? In the lane, something’s glistening, a beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, because we’ve got some comic book gift suggestions! That’s right guys and geeks, “The Hench” and “The Fac3” have reunited (and it feels so good!) for the sole purpose of giving all of your crazed souls a nice long list of comic books for everyone on your holiday gift list. This one’s going to be hefty, so make sure to pull out that list of folks you’re giving gifts to this holiday season, compare it with our list of all of this year’s top releases, and give Santa a head’s up on what everyone should be getting. Speaking of “should be getting,” should we be getting this list started? Yes. Yes, we should. Also, speaking for “The Face,” I’m pretty sure you could also get these for us. I’m just saying…

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Watch A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas
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Nothing says Happy Holidays like a snowman massacre!

Bill Watterson fan’s will instantly recognize the scenes in the following video as being straight from the pages of his long-running comic series Calvin and Hobbes. Jim Frommeyer, along with Teague Chrystie (of the Down in Front podcast) put together this heart-warming “live-action” rendition of Watterson’s infamous ‘Snowman House of Horrors’ holiday strip.

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