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‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ Trailer Features Creative People Pouring Their Hearts Out [Video]

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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.

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Link Ink: ‘Shortpacked’ Vs. ‘Zen Pencils,’ Funko Teams With Super7 And A ‘Plants Vs. Zombies’ Corn Maze

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New App Makes ‘Calvin And Hobbes,’ ‘Peanuts,’ And More Classic Strips Available For Free

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While the advent of ComiXology has made several classic comics available to read digitally, the migration of comic strips to the digital world has been comparatively slow. That's now changed, as Universal Uclick's GoComics has launched a free app that enables you to read many classic comic strips on your tablet and phone for free, including Peanuts, Doonesbury, Garfield, The Boondocks and more. But the most notable inclusion may be Calvin and Ho

Parting Shot: This ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Animated Short Is Both Surreal And Fun

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I rarely pass up an opportunity to write about any Calvin and Hobbes themed project. Whether it's a search engine designed specifically for the strip, or pictures of the two characters set against the backdrop of beauti

Original 1986 ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Art Goes Up For Auction

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If you were bemoaning the lack of Calvin and Hobbes originals currently in the marketplace following the sale of the Sunday strip that went for more than $200,000 last November, we've got good news: Heritage Auctions has another original piece for sale. Now

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Parting Shot: This ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Search Engine Is The Reason The Internet Exists

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Like The Simpsons is for so many of us, Calvin and Hobbes has for years been a source that I can almost always reference, no matter the situation, in a way that's somehow germane to the topic at hand. After more than a deca

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Original ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ Page Sells At Auction For More Than $200,000

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How much is an original page of Calvin and Hobbes worth? Judging by the recent sale of a 1986 watercolor original Sunday strip, the answer is apparently "a little over $200,000."You may remember that we told you about t

Rare Original ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Art To Be Auctioned

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If you've been wondering what to do with that massive inheritance some distant relative left you in their will, or pondering whether we were finally in the kind of financial reality that could support rash overspending that could leave you in incredible amounts of debt, here's something that may help you in your decision making: The original art from a 1986 Calvin and Hobbes Sunday page is going up for auction.The page is being put up for au

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‘Calvin And Hobbes’ Come Alive In Animated GIFs

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With roughly ten years worth of reading material at their disposal, Calvin and Hobbes fans have long been content with the fact that Bill Watterson's beloved series stands on its own without licensed merchandise or an animated series. After all, Watterson's vision for his material has remained pure, and that purity can translate into an

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‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Mashups with Everything from ‘Watchmen’ to ‘Walking Dead’ [art]

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Someone recently told me that the Internet is a sinkhole of nostalgia, that we glorify the culture of the past because it's readily available to us all the time. It's hard not to be nostalgic about Calvin and Hobbes, though. After all, Bi

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