It's almost silly to say Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, which ceased publication -- brace yourself -- nearly 18 years ago, was influential. That's beyond obvious.

But that doesn't mean it isn't enjoyable to hear a slew of actors, cartoonists and other artistic folks talk about the impact the strip had on their lives. Based on the trailer, that seems to be the thrust of director Joel Allen Schroeder's new documentary Dear Mr. Watterson, which comes to theaters next month. Check out the trailer below.

 

 

Here's what a press release about the movie has to say:

Dear Mr. Watterson is not a quest to find Bill Watterson, or to invade his privacy. It is an exploration to discover why his 'simple' comic strip has made such an impact on so many readers, and why it still means so much to us today.

Dear Mr. Watterson will arrive on November 15.