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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Geek Gear: Star Wars, Despicable Me, Calvin and Hobbes Twofury Mash-Up Shirts
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Today, TeeFury is doing one of their special “Twofury” deals with two shirts by DJKopet for $11 each, both of which are inspired by Star Wars: “Training We Are,” a mash-up with Calvin and Hobbes, (at left) and “Despicable Rebels,” a mash-up with Despicable Me (at right).

The sale began at Teefury today, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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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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Geek Gear: Star Wars & Calvin and Hobbes ‘Best Buddies Strikes Back’ Shirt
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The $11 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is called “Best Buddies Strikes Back” by Chris Wahl and is a mash-up of of Star Wars and Calvin and Hobbes.

The sale began at Teefury today, Monday, November 18, 2013, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $11 anymore, though it will continue into the next day for $14 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).

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Geek Gear: ‘The Walking Dead’ & ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’
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RIPT Apparel has two designs on sale today: a The Walking Dead and Calvin and Hobbes mash-up called “Carl and Rick” by davidj8580 and a Nightmare Before Christmas and Peanuts mash-up called “The Great Pumpkin King” by blueswade.

The shirts went on sale at RIPT today, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each. Kids sizes are $10 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes). See images on product page for shirt color choices. You can also get the design on coasters for $25; iphone (4/4s & 5) cases for $18; and prints (18″x24″) for $20. If you purchase both designs, you’ll save $1.

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