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?)
He appears in the movie too, in his first-ever recorded interview. Some of his words:
In the right hands, a comic strip attains a beauty and an elegance that really I would put against any other art.
The New York Times reports that the reclusive artist "was so pleased with the documentary that he also supplied the artwork for the poster of the film." In other words, you can't miss this.
I just realized that, rather than a generic cartoonist this could be Calvin himself, 20 years later. The blonde hair, the haircut, those eyes, the green socks... hmmmm.