‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Creator Publishes First Cartoon in 19 Years for ‘Stripped’ Documentary

Stripped film poster by Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson

Creator of the beloved Calvin and Hobbes cartoon strip, Bill Watterson, has come out of his 19-year hibernation with a new comic. The clever piece features a print cartoonist humorously scared out of his clothes when he reads that newspapers are going out of print, while his tablet-holding dog looks on in wonderment.

Stripped film poster by Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson

The comic was created to promote Stripped, a documentary film that celebrates the comic strip and explores the ways comic strips are evolving as print newspapers make way for digital formats.

According to the documentary’s site, the movie features the first-ever audio interview with Watterson alongside interviews with 90 other cartoonists, including Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), Jeff Keane (The Family Circus) and Zach Weiner (SMBC).

Check out the Stripped trailer below:

So what do you think: what’s the future of the comic strip?

via The Verge

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