Bill Watterson has been notoriously reluctant to license his famous comic, Calvin and Hobbes. So when an artist began mashing up the comic and Frank Herbert’s Dune, the lawyers came out. What happened next might surprise you.
Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes is one of the most widely revered comic strips of all time. Why?
When Bill Watterson makes a comic about comics, his affection for and mastery of the medium are clear. This nearly wordless, Sunday newspaper-style comic is a reminder of just how much we've missed Watterson's work since Calvin and Hobbes ended.
How much ruin can a 6-year-old possibly wreak (assuming Calvin "represents the worst-case scenario in terms of the amount of damage a child can do")? One dedicated soul has read through the comic's entire run to find out.
Bill Watterson's new comic strip originals—born from his collaboration with Stephan Pastis—are now up for sale for the benefit of Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. They published very high resolution scans of the three original uncolored strips so yo can enjoy the finest details of his ink brushwork:
Stitcher Laura Hartrich captures the joy of Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes artwork not with pen and ink, but with needle and thread. She has rendered one of the pair's flights of prehistoric fancy entirely in embroidery.
Bill Watterson, the famously reclusive creator of beloved comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, returned to your newspaper's comics page this week, and you probably didn't even notice. The sub rosa comic strips – three of them, to be exact – are the first Watterson has illustrated and published in almost 20 years.
Holy crap! Calvin & Hobbes' creator Bill Watterson has been secretly drawing a comic strip! Nobody knew it except Stephan Pastis, the author of Pearls Before Swine. You're looking at his artwork right above these lines—the first two panels are drawn by the legendary cartoonist, the third by Pastis.
Well here's an unexpected surprise: Bill Watterson, long-retired creator of Calvin of Hobbes, was so impressed with Stripped – a new feature documentary that invites some of the biggest names in comics "to talk about the art form they love, and what happens to it as newspapers die" – that he agreed to provide the art…
After almost two decades retired, Bill Watterson—the genius who crafted the universally beloved Calvin & Hobbes from 1985 to 1995—has published a new cartoon: A movie poster for Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder's Stripped. (Wait, is that Calvin 20 years later?)
Nobody dislikes the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes. This is the premise of the documentary Looking for Mr. Watterson, and one I can personally attest to — I have never met a single person who didn't enjoy the wonderful art, the humor, the philosophy and/or the strip's creativity. I only know people who haven't read …
There is already a fantastic sense of movement in Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes comics. But animator Adam Brown wanted to see what the pair looked like in motion, and his video of them dancing is pure delight.
What happens when you blend the reflective comics of Bill Watterson with the philosophy of the Dune books? Calvin & Muad'Dib, two great tastes that are wonderfully odd together.
Artist Andrew Kolb pays tribute to Calvin and his indefatigable imagination with a pair of seasonal prints. Whether it's summer or winter, Bill Watterson's duo can travel through space and meet up with dinosaurs, UFOs, giant robots, and, of course, those mutant snowmen.
This is my favorite Calvin and Hobbes-related thingamabobber since I saw Berkeley Breathed reveal his affable cartoon wars with Bill Watterson at Comic-Con 2010. The Tumblr Calvin and Hobbes GIFs takes Calvin's flights of fancy and animates them in the name of internet tomfoolery. Tyrannosaurs in F-14s next, please.
The always awesome Super Punch recently ended its Calvin and Hobbes art contest, which attracted plenty of hilarious and heartwarming artwork. And the winners offer Calvinish takes on Batman, Spider-Man, and The Twilight Zone.
If you read the "Superman/Batman" comic this week, you may have noticed a special little treat from Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo. It's a "Calvin & Hobbes" strip redone, with DC villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Check it out.
I don't know if comic strip genius Bill Watterson would like this version of his worldwide-beloved Calvin and Hobbes/Jobs-who morphs from philosophical tiger to killer CEO-but we approve of this wonderful version by MAD's Jacob Lambert (writer) and Gary Hallgren (artist). Actually, it made me laugh and wish for new…