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Here’s Bill Watterson’s first comic in 18 years.

February 27, 2014

A cartoonist leaps from his clothing in alarm, reading a newspaper that says

Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson quit comics and turned to a very private life in 1995 after completing his comic series starring that famous 6-year-old and his stuffed tiger. Today, NPR reported on the image above, a movie poster for Stripped, a documentary that calls itself “a love letter to comic strips,” and includes interviews with Family Circus’ Jeff Keane as well as Watterson himself.

Watterson told The Washington Post, “Given the movie’s title and the fact that there are few things funnier than human nudity, the idea popped into my head largely intact. The film is a big valentine to comics, so I tried to do something really cartoon-y.”

Watterson also hinted at a second art piece to be released soon, but no word of a new comic strip. Siiigh…

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  1. Tchaf permalink
    April 22, 2015 6:13 am

    There’s the poster for the french comic festival in Angoulême also. That’s a Watterson comic.

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