David Rickert

new calvin and hobbes

Well, not really. Just a clever Onion piece that claims that Bill Watterson is hiding out, creating new material but shreds it, much like JD Salinger allegedly did once he went into seclusion. You can read the piece here.

And for fun, here’s some rare Bill Watterson that I grabbed off of the platypuscomix site:

Here’s a picture from Watteron’s early illustrating days:

Here’s a sample of a rejected strip called “Critters.” I’ve never seen this before.

And finally a couple of cartoons from a talk he gave at the Ohio State University in which he railed against the syndicates. It was given at the Ohio State University and I’ve seen the transcript somewhere. Watterson famously created the huge Sunday strip after he came back form hiatus, a strip that no one could break up to fit into the regular space. Most newspapers were forced to accommodate Watterson, such was his power.

The rest of the rare stuff can be found here.


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