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Improbable Previews: Bill Watterson Returns to Comics in Weapon X #19?!

Every so often (but seemingly less so since we started this column), comic book publishers accidentally send out unlettered previews, showing us what the characters are doing but not what they're saying. What a boner! In Improbable Previews, we correct this mistake by putting the words back in, using our best guess at what they are […]

Calvin and Hobbes Crosses Over with Bloom County Again

Move over, Infinity Countdown Metal Justice Wars for Wolverine! Sunday's edition of Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County featured what might be the best comics super-mega-crossover event of the year. In a new strip posted on Facebook bearing the signatures of both Breathed and Bill Watterson, Calvin, of Calvin and Hobbes fame, returned to comics to team up […]

From Strip To Script – Calvin And Hobbes

By Josh Hechinger Welcome once more to From Strip to Script, where I take a shot at reverse-engineering a script from a finished page of someone else's comic. Did y'all catch that #fourcomics wave on Twitter? Jim Zub asked the Internet to name four comics that influenced them growing up, and the whole thing kinda […]

North America Hits South France – More Looks At Angoulême 2015

So a few Americans went to France this week, for the world's largest comic book art festival. Paris! Made it. @WesCraigComics @ScaleraMatteo @Sean_G_Murphy @fionastaples @benrankel and Brian Vaughn — Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) January 29, 2015 Though even the journey was full of surprises… Holy shit! Our plane has stairs! W @Sean_G_Murphy — Scott […]

The Bill Watterson Exhibition – In Angoulême, And Around The World

The Bill Watterson – The Quest for Calvin and Hobbes exhibition has opened in Angoulême, at the start of the largest comics art festival in the world. Watterson was voted Grand Prix President last and so, while not attending, he did create a new strip for their poster and helped curate the display. Exhibited are original art […]

Alan Moore, Katsuhiro Otomo and Hermann Are Angoulême Grand Prix Finalists

Last year, the Angoulême Festival chose three finalists to win their Grand Prix Award for the show, and become their president at the festival for the next year. Alan Moore, Katsuhiro Otomo and Bill Watterson. Moore won but declined to be so honoured, and Watterson was duly voted in. Well, the judges have picked their top three […]

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Stan Lee Nominated For 2016 Angoulême Festival President

The list for the Angoulême Grand Prix has been published. Voted on by the Academy, the winner of the most prestigious ward in comic books is names the President of the next festival. This year it was won by Bill Watterson, after Alan Moore declined the honour. Nevertheless, he is nominated again, as well as for the first […]

Bill Watterson's Poster For Next Year's Angoulême

Bill Watterson is President of next year's Angouleme Comic Art Festival in France. For which he has drawn this poster. New Bill Watterson artwork is a rare and anticipated treat. I understand however that there is more to come… The show will have exhibitions of the work of both this year's president and creator of Calvin […]

Bill Watterson's Pearls Before Swine Art To Be Auctioned For Parkinson's Research

Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, returned to comic strips recently with a three-day collaboration with Stephen Pastis on Pearls Before Swine. The art from those three days are going to be auctioned off at Heritage Auctions with proceeds going to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research. The collaboration between the […]

Tuesday Runaround – High School Comic Con

THE TEARS OF A CROWD The Bill Watterson/Richard Thompson exhibition in Ohio has opened. "However, there was nothing more rewarding and simply beautiful than watching Richard show up that night, to see over 400 people in the galleries — who stood there enthralled with his work, letting out both laughter and tears," McGurk continued. "For […]

Things To Do In Ohio If You Like Calvin And Hobbes And Richard Thompson

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, is one of the Ohio State University Libraries' special collections, to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to the collections. Which is nice. […]

Friday Morning Runaround – What A Watterson

PLUNGING THE DEPTHS Survey: What do you all think? Chloe Bennet as FATHOM's Aspen Matthews #aspencomics @chloebennet4… — Aspen Comics (@AspenComics) February 28, 2014 SUPERHEROES ON THE SLOPES   Francesco Francavilla designs the Winter Olympic look for superheroes… THE WHITE HOUSE OF IDEAS [youtube][/youtube] "Basically I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man." […]

Bill Watterson Wins Angoulême Grand Prix. Now, For Next Year…

Bill Watterson has won the Angoulême Grand Prix, giving the creator of Calvin & Hobbes membership of the Angoulême Academy and making him president of next year's Angoulême comics festival. Which, for a comic creator often regarded as a bit of a hermit, makes for an interesting choice for the Academy. Naturally, he wasn't on […]

Boycott Threatens To Disrupt Angoulême Grand Prix

The Grand Prix at Angoulême is the highest acclaim any comic book creator can receive in comics. Voted on by the Grand Prix Academy made up of acclaimed French comic book creators, the winner will become a member of the Academy and the president of next year's Angoulême festival. Presented to authors whose work is […]

Late Night Fun – Mike Holmes In The Style Of…

In October of 2011, artist Mike Holmes began drawing himself and his cat in the style of other well known artists. He decided to post the images on his tublr page as Mikenesses. He has done everyone from Sergio Argones to Bill Watterson. Whether inspired by comic strips, comic books, animation or video games, Holmes' homages are […]

Warner Bros & Leonardo DiCaprio Team For Bill Watterson Biopic

The Tracking Board is reporting that Warner Bros has grabbed the Dan Dollar penned biopic A Boy And His Tiger about Calvin And Hobbes creator Bill Watterson.  The film will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Roy Lee and Rock Shaink and will focus on Watterson's early career, his struggles with sudden popularity and the licensing battles […]

Bill Watterson's Calvin And Hobbes For Sale

Up for auction next month, and no it's not by Rob Granito. The rarity of such pieces means the market may go apeshit for this Bill Watterson painted Calvin & Hobbes piece from the 1990 calendar. Five figures at a minimum, could it be six? Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes 1989-90 Calendar Cover Watercolor Illustration Original Art […]

The First New Work From Calvin And Hobbes' Bill Watterson In Sixteen Years

Coming from the "film side" of Bleeding Cool, what I'm supposed to know about Bill Watterson is that he comes from Chagrin Falls, as does Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich; I'm also supposed to tell you about Secondhand Lions, Tim McCanlies' beautiful Watterson tribute. That's all true, and I'm happy to oblige, but let […]