During the summer of 2012, director Joel Allen Schroeder started a Kickstarter campaign for $50,000 to finish up his Calvin & Hobbes centered documentary. Collecting almost double what was asked, Schroeder has been able to finish up the film and the release date is closing in. While we wait for the day to watch the full film, watch the first trailer now!
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, Movies, Television Shows and Calvin and Hobbes (we don’t actually talk about comic books this week).
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This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we continue or examination of newspaper strips with a look at Calvin and Hobbes.
Calvin and Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers when Bill Watterson retired on January 1, 1996. The entire body of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon in The Complete Calvin and Hobbes. Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition includes all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication. This is the treasure that all Calvin and Hobbes fans seek.
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The original hand-colored Bill Watterson Calvin & Hobbes artwork from Nov. 19, 1986 – the first original Watterson Sunday strip known to have come up for public auction – brought a world record price of $203,150 (including Buyer’s Premium) on Friday, Nov.16 as part of a Vintage Comics and Comics Art event at Heritage Auctions.
Art on the wall, art on the page, art in the museum… why not art on your shirt? “Cool Johnny” over at Threadless has a cool Halfling and Wizard shirt that reminds me of something familiar…
I’m a sucker for really good Calvin and Hobbes art. Chris Giamusso does a bang up job with this piece he recently posted on his website.
An incredibly rare piece of original, published Calvin and Hobbes artwork – 1989-90 Calendar Cover Watercolor Illustration Original Art (c. 1988) – by artist Bill Watterson, is expected to bring $50,000+ when it comes to auction as part of Heritage Auctions’ Feb. 23 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature® event, at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (Ukrainian Institute of America).
Who doesn’t like a nice interpretation of Calvin and Hobbes? While we’re all waiting for Community to return, here’s Megan Lara’s mash-up of Tory and Abed’s Dope Adventures.
I understand why Bill Watterson walked away from Calvin and Hobbes, but there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish we still had the antics of the little boy and his tiger to read and laugh at.
Fortunately, Jim Frommeyer took it upon himself to recreate some of Calvin’s favorite snowman sculptures for us all to enjoy.
Has it really been 16 years since we’ve seen the work of Calvin and Hobbes artist Bill Watterson? We’ll the wait is over. Word has hit that Watterson has contributed a painting of Petey Otterloop for an upcoming Cul de Sac fundraising project for Parkinson’s research.
The other day, Francesco Francavilla stunned us with his take on Calvin and Hobbes. Today he offers up another take on C&H Investigations that is equally as awesome.
Bill Waterson created the best characters of all time in the form of Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes. The imaginative six year-old created all sorts of cool worlds for himself and his best friend. Though the newspaper strip ended long ago, the love for C&H continues, with this awesome piece by Francesco Francavilla.