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Exclusive: ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ creator
Bill Watterson returns to the comics
page — to offer a few ‘Pearls’ gems

Washington Post, by Michael Cavna

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Posted By:Ribicon, 6/8/2014 9:38:10 AM

At the end of 1995, the beloved “Calvin and Hobbes” sledded off the comics page for the final time, and its long-reclusive legendary creator, Bill Watterson, retired from the business, never to draw another syndicated newspaper strip. Until now. This week, the millions of readers across generations who have pined for the cartoonist’s return got a sudden glimmer. Turns out, Watterson’s brilliant artistic hand has recently been hiding in plain sight. Readers don’t need to go back a couple of decades to see his latest work; they need only go back, say, a couple of days. That’s because Watterson has

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Canesplitter, 6/8/2014 10:02:54 AM     (No. 9877298)

Then end of Calvin and Hobbes was more devastating than the Beatles´ breakup IMHO.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: M2, 6/8/2014 10:03:15 AM     (No. 9877300)

Loved Calvin & Hobbes, but don´t like the idea of Watterson watering down his talent by collaborating, my being a Watterson purist and all.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kono, 6/8/2014 10:11:51 AM     (No. 9877307)

Pastis´ frequent self-deprecating jokes on ´Pearls Before Swine´ are often the funniest part of the comics pages.

Thanks for posting this here, because something seemed familiar about the past week´s mysterious "guest artist" sequence, and this makes for a nice story.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 6/8/2014 10:27:14 AM     (No. 9877330)

that was fun. thank you...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pros7767, 6/8/2014 10:34:23 AM     (No. 9877343)

My Dad owns every Calvin and Hobbes comic book. He loved that comic strip and still misses it!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: smcchk, 6/8/2014 10:41:23 AM     (No. 9877358)



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Reply 7 - Posted by: smcchk, 6/8/2014 10:43:51 AM     (No. 9877363)

"Calvin and Hobbes" helped me to understand by own quirky little boy. I will always miss them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: RancherJack, 6/8/2014 11:28:29 AM     (No. 9877432)

Never liked Calvin and Hobbs

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Envirodude, 6/8/2014 11:29:20 AM     (No. 9877434)

You can get you an almost Hobbes doll at Target.

http://dinosaurdracula.com/blog/calvin-and-hobbes-doll/

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Reply 10 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 6/8/2014 11:55:48 AM     (No. 9877469)

Me luv´m Calvin & Hobbes!

What´s important to realize is that Watterson is a great (cartoon) artist and does much fancier styles equally well ... which I assume differentiates him from most cartoon artists. Though it´s the writing more than the drawing that made his strips so enjoyable.

Outside of a little Dilbert, can´t think of any cartoon strips I read these days. Ramirez editorial cartoons of course, and a couple of others.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: right-turn, 6/8/2014 12:29:39 PM     (No. 9877510)

I quit even perusing ´Pearls´ . This is not a comic strip. Not funny. Should not be for young kids to read. Why would anyone bother reading this stuff.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 6/8/2014 12:48:19 PM     (No. 9877528)

I miss the Calvin and Hobbes. Great stuff. Teachers as dinosaurs, trips to space, etc...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Gartenfrau, 6/8/2014 12:53:28 PM     (No. 9877537)

Poster #1 I absolutely agree! My daughter learned to read with Calvin and Hobbes and the Gartenherr had Spaceman Spiff painted on the TOW missile launcher on his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: avikingman, 6/8/2014 3:38:23 PM     (No. 9877702)

I get Calvin and Hobbes in my Inbox every morning. You can too.

Go here: http://www.gocomics.com/

You might find others you like.

Enjoy.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: avikingman, 6/8/2014 3:52:49 PM     (No. 9877710)

Adam Brown paid homage to Watterson by animating Calvin and Hobbes in a trio of shorts. They´re great and cute as heck.
Unfortunately Universal stomped on them due to copyright. If you get lucky you can find Calvin and Hobbes jitterbugging. Fantastic!
I hope they bring them back, a great way to start the day.

One here that´s still up:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHjCE040aYU



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Reply 16 - Posted by: avikingman, 6/8/2014 4:01:43 PM     (No. 9877716)

Found the dance animation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbONkGMKON0

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