There are some mysteries sequential art fans will take to their graves. Who was really under V's mask? Was Batman originally intended to let KGBeast die? Perhaps the most unsolvable mystery, however, pertains to Bill Watterson's "Calvin & Hobbes" and whether its protagonists were living in a world of magical mystery or simply pure imagination.
In 1995, "Calvin and Hobbes" creator Bill Watterson retired his beloved comic strip about a creative young troublemaker named Calvin and his toy tiger, and quickly removed himself quickly from the public eye, refusing to participate in interviews, merchandising, autographs, and any further creative ventures, and reportedly took up landscape painting instead
The United States Postal Service recently announced its stamps of 2010, including one particular set that I think will be of interest to you all: The Sunday Funnies Collection! Based on popular newspaper comic strips, the series will include stamps involving Archie, Garfield, Dennis the Menace, the cast of "Beetle Bailey," and my personal favorites, Calvin and Hobbes!
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A few weeks ago, we posted images from a fan sketchbook with a "Calvin and Hobbes" theme, where various indie comics artists had drawn their own versions of the inseparable boy and tiger duo. Since that time we have discovered or been pointed to a plethora of other artists with their own take on the great and much-
"Calvin and Hobbes" is, without question, one of the great comic strips of our age. Written and drawn from 1985 to 1995 by Bill Watterson, the strip captured the magic of childhood with irony, humor, and more than a little magic of its own