Don’t get too excited—Calvin & Hobbes aren’t returning to print anytime soon. But a new documentary about newspaper comics, appropriately titled Stripped, has inspired Bill Watterson, the creator of the six-year-old boy and his feline friend, to come out of hiding.
Boasting the first-ever recorded interview with Watterson, Stripped traces the history of the comic strip as a medium and its evolution into the digital era. Via the The New York Times:
“In the right hands, a comic strip attains a beauty and an elegance that really I would put against any other art,” Mr. Watterson says in his interview. Mr. Schroeder said, “It seemed like he really wanted to express some thoughts about comics and cartooning, where they had been and where they are going.” The retired cartoonist was so pleased with the documentary that he also supplied the artwork for the poster of the film.
The Times debuted the poster art, which depicts a cartoonist scared out of his pants (literally) by news of the impending death of print.
Watterson granted a print interview to Mental Floss magazine last year, but has otherwise remained almost entirely out of the public eye since he retired Calvin & Hobbes in 1995. While many fans long for the return of the …read more

Via: Melville House Books