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Calvin and Hobbes Documentary trailer

I loved that strip as a kid.It's a shame Watterson shuns so much attention,I'd really rather have an insight into his creativity,than a collection of admirers talking about him.
 
I like Watterson staying hidden.

The mystery elevates the comic strip even more.

All media attention would do is cause people to analyze and dissect the man like he was an alien on a metal table.

or even worse, tear him, and thus the comic strip, down to our level.
 
Very cool! Thanks for sharing, I had no idea this documentary was being made.
 
Watterson stays out of the public eye so that it can be all about the strip and not about him. It continues to uphold the integrity of the art, just as his decisions not to license Calvin and Hobbes merchandise did; just as his decision to end the strip at the height of its popularity did.
 
I loved that strip as a kid.It's a shame Watterson shuns so much attention,I'd really rather have an insight into his creativity,than a collection of admirers talking about him.
Get the 10th anniversary collection. There's a huge prologue where he writes about the inspiration and evolution of the strip and it's characters, as well as the conflicts he faced with syndication, his thoughts on licencsing and comic strips as a whole. The rest of the book is a collection of his favorite strips, and most of them have blurbs where he comments on their inspiration, fan/critic reaction, etc...from a single funny sentence to a whole page of backstory. It's a really wonderful book and is the most I think we'll ever get to hear his thoughts on the strip.

There's also another collection that showcases sketches and rough drafts of strips, but I'm not sure what it's called. That's actually the only Calvin and Hobbes book I don't have; I've got every other collection as well as the huge Complete edition they came out with some years ago.
 
Oh my god yes. Calvin & Hobbes is one of the greatest things created in the history of anything.
 
Get the 10th anniversary collection. There's a huge prologue where he writes about the inspiration and evolution of the strip and it's characters, as well as the conflicts he faced with syndication, his thoughts on licencsing and comic strips as a whole. The rest of the book is a collection of his favorite strips, and most of them have blurbs where he comments on their inspiration, fan/critic reaction, etc...from a single funny sentence to a whole page of backstory. It's a really wonderful book and is the most I think we'll ever get to hear his thoughts on the strip.

There's also another collection that showcases sketches and rough drafts of strips, but I'm not sure what it's called. That's actually the only Calvin and Hobbes book I don't have; I've got every other collection as well as the huge Complete edition they came out with some years ago.

Oh yeah!I love that 10th anniversary book.I was hoping he might do something similar in the future.
 
I think Watterson's basically said his piece over the years. His work speaks for itself. I don't think he thinks the strip is as brilliant as everyone else does. He seems to think it was just another of the popular strips. Hard not to respect the man's integrity in that regard.
 
Had no idea Calvin & Hobbes was this big, didn't even know it was still in papers. I know it was my favorite strip when I was around 10 or so. Had a couple of the books and everything.
 

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