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Bill Watterson Sneakily Returned to Comics

Posted by - 11:11 AM on 06/07/14
Bill Watterson, the mastermind behind Calvin and Hobbes, sneakily returned to drawing comics by guest drawing Pearls Before Swine. The entire story has been posted by the author and it's really amazing.
He said he knew that in my strip, I frequently make fun of my own art skills. And that he thought it would be funny to have me get hit on the head or something and suddenly be able to draw. Then he’d step in and draw my comic strip for a few days.

That’s right.

The cartoonist who last drew Calvin and Hobbes riding their sled into history would return to the comics page. To draw Pearls Before Swine. What followed was a series of back-and-forth emails where we discussed what the strips would be about, and how we would do them. He was confident. I was frightened.
 
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11:25 AM on 06/07/14
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Best story I have read in a while.
11:39 AM on 06/07/14
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Holy shit. So crazy. Calvin & Hobbes is still my favorite thing anyone has ever created.
11:39 AM on 06/07/14
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Bill is one of my favorite artists. Not only because of the way I connect to his art, but the way that he carries himself. So humble and cool.
11:40 AM on 06/07/14
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Such a great read, Calvin & Hobbes is the best.
11:45 AM on 06/07/14
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Pearls is awesome and so is this
11:49 AM on 06/07/14
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That's so awesome. Like career defining awesome. Like he can retire now because its all downhill from here.

I hope Bill Watterson is still drawing consistently in seclusion, and that it will someday be seen. Good to know he at least keeps up with newer comics.
11:53 AM on 06/07/14
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Oh shit, tomorrow's Sunday.
12:12 PM on 06/07/14
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luv peals before swine. my shit town tried to vote it out of our daily paper.
12:18 PM on 06/07/14
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Bill Watterson is so awesome.
12:29 PM on 06/07/14
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I always enjoy Pearls before Swine and Calvin and Hobbes is a classic so this story is all around pretty freaking awesome.
12:50 PM on 06/07/14
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Pretty cool. Never knew how much of recluse he is.
01:28 PM on 06/07/14
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Bill Watterson is the artist I respect the most in the world
02:01 PM on 06/07/14
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Hoping these leads to more Watterson.
03:18 PM on 06/07/14
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This was awesome news to read today. Coincidentally, I had just watched Dear Mr. Watterson last night on Netflix.

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