Calvin & Hobbes Bill Watterson Returns, Sort of …

calvinandhobbes00I look at my cousins now who grew up in the 2000s, I know that technology has spoiled them from the sleek smartphones, the sexy iPads, the 4G speed, and the big-screen LCDs.  I grew up without the internet and like many kids went out to the playground or played baseball with my brother.  But the most enjoyable memories was waiting to get our hands on the Sunday newspaper with my siblings.  Of course, we would dig through all the cool Toys R Us ads, the Sports Section, but also the Sunday comics section.  One section was just dedicated to cartoon strips like Peanuts, Garfield, Doonesbury, Hagar, Beetle Bailey, and others.  Out of all the comic strips we liked was Calvin & Hobbes.  I used to cut out the strip from the newspaper and collect it into a photo album, until they published trade paperbacks of Calvin & Hobbes.  Every time my family was at the mall, I would directly head to the bookstore like Barnes & Noble and make my mom buy me a Calvin & Hobbes trade paperback.

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I would have to say Calvin & Hobbes made an huge impression on me as a kid.  The iconic creator and cartoonist Mr. Bill Watterson has shied away from the media limelight for years.  Bill Watterson has recently returned to do 3 short strips for Stephan Pastis’s Pearls Before Swine comic strip.

Click on the link to check out the Bill Watterson strips:  Pearls Before Swine 1, 2 and 3.

Check out Stephan Pastis’s blog about the backstory of how Bill Watterson returned to do 3 short comic strips:  Bill Watterson’s secret return to comic strips.

Stephan Pastis Blog.

Pearls Before Swine – comic strip.

Find Calvin & Hobbes @ Universal Uclick – Calvin & Hobbes.

 

 

 

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