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(Gizmodo)   Enjoy Bill Watterson's first new cartoon since Calvin & Hobbes ended (which, incidentally, could be an old naked Calvin)   (sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line 125
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2014-02-26 07:49:15 PM  
Ha, I aged better than Calvin.
 
2014-02-26 08:13:01 PM  
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2014-02-26 08:29:34 PM  
His shredder must be broken.
 
2014-02-26 08:30:07 PM  
Ha ha, Calvin's going bal
 
2014-02-26 08:30:44 PM  
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2014-02-26 08:31:47 PM  
It's an old naked Bill Watterson, evidenced by the fact that he's a cartoonist.
 
2014-02-26 08:37:45 PM  
If that's only 20 years later Calvin is not aging well.
 
2014-02-26 08:39:13 PM  
So I was wrong in the idea that Bill Watterson was continuing to make a living by drawing political cartoons after Calvin & Hobbes?

/I've been wrong before
//maybe I didn't pay enough attention when I read somethihg about him
 
2014-02-26 08:39:14 PM  
I like the dog on the iPad.
 
2014-02-26 08:39:37 PM  

browser_snake: It's an old naked Bill Watterson, evidenced by the fact that he's a cartoonist.


Only if he shaved off the soup strainer.

www.biography.com
 
2014-02-26 08:39:46 PM  
If it were Calvin, surely he'd be peeing on something
 
2014-02-26 08:41:48 PM  
Obviously not Calvin you moronic blogger.
 
2014-02-26 08:42:50 PM  
I'm bothered by the fact that a guy jumping out of his shirt while still holding a paper bothers me.
 
2014-02-26 08:46:17 PM  

jtown: browser_snake: It's an old naked Bill Watterson, evidenced by the fact that he's a cartoonist.

Only if he shaved off the soup strainer.

[www.biography.com image 402x402]


womb broom
 
2014-02-26 08:50:58 PM  
Never understood the appeal of that strip.

It was certainly popular among the "Flock of Seagulls" crowd in my high school though (mid 80s).
 
2014-02-26 08:51:52 PM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-26 08:55:24 PM  

TomD9938: Never understood the appeal of that strip.

It was certainly popular among the "Flock of Seagulls" crowd in my high school though (mid 80s).


I would argue this makes you a suspicious person and I think the NSA should be tapping your phone.
 
2014-02-26 08:55:56 PM  
A couple years back I was one of the folks who pledged 25 bucks on Kickstarter to fund this movie. Patiently waiting for my DVD to arrive.
 
2014-02-26 08:58:36 PM  

Confabulat: TomD9938: Never understood the appeal of that strip.

It was certainly popular among the "Flock of Seagulls" crowd in my high school though (mid 80s).

I would argue this makes you a suspicious person and I think the NSA should be tapping your phone.



Then I'll run. I'll run so far away...
 
2014-02-26 08:58:48 PM  
Dave Kellett draws Sheldon, quite an enjoyable comic about a boy genius billionaire, his grandfather, his talking duck, and their pug.

http://www.sheldoncomics.com/
 
2014-02-26 08:59:16 PM  
WE LOVE YOU BILL
 
2014-02-26 09:00:22 PM  

Random Internet Persona: WE LOVE YOU BILL



Yeah! Come Back!
 
2014-02-26 09:02:21 PM  

CptnSpldng: A couple years back I was one of the folks who pledged 25 bucks on Kickstarter to fund this movie. Patiently waiting for my DVD to arrive.


I would pledge much more than that to get this movie made.
 
2014-02-26 09:19:08 PM  

WeenerGord: Random Internet Persona: WE LOVE YOU BILL


Yeah! Come Back!


Between this and that one sketch he put out some years back, I don't know. 20 years is a long time, and the little he's put out and what it looks like makes me think he's gotten... rusty?
 
2014-02-26 09:25:04 PM  

TomD9938: Never understood the appeal of that strip.

It was certainly popular among the "Flock of Seagulls" crowd in my high school though (mid 80s).


You need to be studied in order to better understand the exact nature of the flaw in your basic nature.
 
2014-02-26 09:27:51 PM  
What about Hobbs?
 
2014-02-26 09:29:19 PM  

puckrock2000: CptnSpldng: A couple years back I was one of the folks who pledged 25 bucks on Kickstarter to fund this movie. Patiently waiting for my DVD to arrive.

I would pledge much more than that to get this movie made.


That dude has some freaking ugly ears.  Wow.
 
2014-02-26 09:30:17 PM  

WeenerGord: Random Internet Persona: WE LOVE YOU BILL


Yeah! Come Back!


As much as I would love him to come back, there is no way.

Even if he did everything perfect, it would not live up to the expectations of everyone that grew up with Calvin and Hobbes. The nutjob fans would hound him and make his life hell. I bet critics would even get into the game, it would be like the hatred Lucas has earned without actually deserving it.
 
2014-02-26 09:33:49 PM  

CptnSpldng: A couple years back I was one of the folks who pledged 25 bucks on Kickstarter to fund this movie. Patiently waiting for my DVD to arrive.


Ditto.. gave a little bit extra on their second campaign and getting a downloadable version as well.
I almost bid on the Watterson piece in the Cul De Sac auction, but it was too pricey.

/got the Dave Kellet piece instead.
 
2014-02-26 09:34:56 PM  

assjuice: Obviously not Calvin you moronic blogger.


This this this and this. It's Watterson or a contemporary cartoonist, not Calvin you schmucky hack writer. Did you even look at the drawing?

Also, the newspaper headline joke's unfunny and unworthy of Watterson.
 
2014-02-26 09:38:11 PM  
For what Mr. Watterson gave me he gets a life pass to do almost anything he wants.
 
2014-02-26 09:41:04 PM  
I never thought that the main strength of Calvin and Hobbes was the art although it was quite good considering the limitations of the comic strip format, what set it apart was its simple but profound humor.  It said more with less, and when it ended it did so on its own terms with the audience wanting more (unlike comics like Garfield that have repeated the same joke for the last 30 years).
 
2014-02-26 09:52:03 PM  

wellreadneck: I'm bothered by the fact that a guy jumping out of his shirt while still holding a paper bothers me.


You said bother twice.
 
2014-02-26 09:53:44 PM  
Is he pissing on something on the back of a pickup?
 
2014-02-26 09:57:10 PM  

Far Cough: Also, the newspaper headline joke's unfunny and unworthy of Watterson.


Not all cartoons are meant to be funny.

Calvin and Hobbes had plenty of strips that were more about introspection and social commentary than humor. It also had some extremely funny ones.

The cover-art cartoon, including the newspaper headline, hints at the plight of the newspaper cartoonist in 2014. I'm sure the book goes into much detail about how the decline of newspapers has hurt cartoonists.
 
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2014-02-26 10:03:30 PM  

Krieghund: The cover-art cartoon, including the newspaper headline, hints at the plight of the newspaper cartoonist in 2014. I'm sure the book movie goes into much detail about how the decline of newspapers has hurt cartoonists.


FTFY
 
2014-02-26 10:12:24 PM  

TomD9938: Never understood the appeal of that strip.

It was certainly popular among the "Flock of Seagulls" crowd in my high school though (mid 80s).


You were one of the people reading Kevin and Habbes in the discount comic section weren't you?
 
2014-02-26 10:12:29 PM  

Krieghund: Far Cough: Also, the newspaper headline joke's unfunny and unworthy of Watterson.

Not all cartoons are meant to be funny.

Calvin and Hobbes had plenty of strips that were more about introspection and social commentary than humor. It also had some extremely funny ones.

The cover-art cartoon, including the newspaper headline, hints at the plight of the newspaper cartoonist in 2014. I'm sure the book goes into much detail about how the decline of newspapers has hurt cartoonists.


The nice thing is how Watterson rarely felt the need to beat you over the head with the social commentary strips.
 
2014-02-26 10:13:41 PM  

EvilVanMan: So I was wrong in the idea that Bill Watterson was continuing to make a living by drawing political cartoons after Calvin & Hobbes?

/I've been wrong before
//maybe I didn't pay enough attention when I read somethihg about him


He did draw a few political cartoons before creating Calvin & Hobbes.  Perhaps that's what you'd read.

There's a small sample gallery of them here.  (scroll about halfway down)
 
2014-02-26 10:18:44 PM  

2wolves: For what Mr. Watterson gave me he gets a life pass to do almost anything he wants.


Amen
 
2014-02-26 10:20:18 PM  
Count me amongst those who don't get the breathless admiration for Bill Watterson and Calvin & Hobbes.
 
2014-02-26 10:21:05 PM  

CptnSpldng: A couple years back I was one of the folks who pledged 25 bucks on Kickstarter to fund this movie. Patiently waiting for my DVD to arrive.


You are a brilliant venture capitalist. Just kidding.
 
2014-02-26 10:23:10 PM  
What the fark? How can this thread possibly be so barren? NEW Wattersonia!

And quit with the dumbass pissing Calvin cracks before he comes in here with Hamster Huey and goes kablooie on your asses. That crap is... Crap.
 
2014-02-26 10:31:59 PM  

spamdog: Count me amongst those who don't get the breathless admiration for Bill Watterson and Calvin & Hobbes.


Explain this to me. Explain to me what you consider a good comic strip. Maybe you just don't like the comic medium, and that's fine, but point to a better example of the art form than what Watterson achieved. I'm a huge fan of Schulz too and he's also a true king of the field. So just humor me.

Explain yourself.
 
2014-02-26 10:37:42 PM  

devine: WeenerGord: Random Internet Persona: WE LOVE YOU BILL


Yeah! Come Back!

As much as I would love him to come back, there is no way.

Even if he did everything perfect, it would not live up to the expectations of everyone that grew up with Calvin and Hobbes. The nutjob fans would hound him and make his life hell. I bet critics would even get into the game, it would be like the hatred Lucas has earned without actually deserving it.


I don't get the hate for George Lucas himself. I hated his recent movies, but disliking his latest work isn't the same as disliking him as a person. I know nothing about the man as an individual. If he was on TV every other day espousing some terrible political policy or hawking bad medical advice or doing anything else that could negatively affect my life, I could easily dislike him for that, but AFAIK he's never gone that route.

From all accounts, Gene Roddenberry could be pretty obnoxious at times, and he didn't do Star Trek a lot of favors in his later years, but you don't hear much hatred aimed his direction. The geek rage for Lucas seems a little arbitrary.
 
2014-02-26 10:39:28 PM  

Krieghund: Far Cough: Also, the newspaper headline joke's unfunny and unworthy of Watterson.

Not all cartoons are meant to be funny.

Calvin and Hobbes had plenty of strips that were more about introspection and social commentary than humor. It also had some extremely funny ones.

The cover-art cartoon, including the newspaper headline, hints at the plight of the newspaper cartoonist in 2014. I'm sure the book goes into much detail about how the decline of newspapers has hurt cartoonists.


Yep, social commentary.

That's Watterson in the cartoon. Reading a newspaper. As if he hadn't seen one in 20 years. ;-)

He's dressed like Calvin because some cartoonists see their character(s) as extentions of themselves.
 
2014-02-26 10:42:03 PM  
WeenerGord
2014-02-26 09:00:22 PM

Random Internet Persona: WE LOVE YOU BILL


Yeah! Come Back!

And to show our 'love' and respect, we'll give gizmodo the hits rather than where you actually published the content

fark these gizmodo links.
 
2014-02-26 10:42:27 PM  

noazark: EvilVanMan: So I was wrong in the idea that Bill Watterson was continuing to make a living by drawing political cartoons after Calvin & Hobbes?

/I've been wrong before
//maybe I didn't pay enough attention when I read somethihg about him

He did draw a few political cartoons before creating Calvin & Hobbes.  Perhaps that's what you'd read.

There's a small sample gallery of them here.  (scroll about halfway down)


ignatz.brinkster.net
"Campus security guards mostly were there to shut up students." 1980

/Hot
//txs noazark
 
2014-02-26 10:46:37 PM  

OnlyM3: And to show our 'love' and respect, we'll give gizmodo the hits rather than where you actually published the content

fark these gizmodo links.


I've never understood people who obsess over what websites deserve their "hits." Big farkin' deal, you clicked or didn't click on a website. No one cares, no one notices, and yet if it makes you feel better, whatever.
 
2014-02-26 10:51:31 PM  

TomD9938: Never understood the appeal of that strip.
It was certainly popular among the "Flock of Seagulls" crowd in my high school though (mid 80s).


Oh come on, this is funny:

projectgivethanks.files.wordpress.com

He was the only cartoonist that could make you laugh just through site gags.
 
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