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Bill Watterson’s ‘Pearls Before Swine’ Artwork Raises $62,000 To Benefit Parkinson’s Disease Research

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Even those of you who don't keep up with daily newspaper comic strips probably heard about Bill Watterson's secret return to comics earlier this year. In a storyline in Stephan Pastis's Pearls Before Swine, Pastis was briefly replaced by a second-grader named Libby, who claimed she could draw the strip far better than Pastis had been. While the strip was running, Pastis hinted at a "mind-blowing surprise" for readers, and he definitely delivered when he revealed that "Libby" was actually the legendary creator of Calvin & Hobbes, brought back to comics for the first time since 1995.

As you might expect, this was a pretty big deal, but became even bigger this week when Watterson's three strips were sold at auction, raising $62,000 to benefit Parkinson's Disease research.

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Link Ink: Warner Bros.’ Batman Exhibit, ‘Powers’ Coming To PlayStation In December, New ‘Ninja Turtles’ Posters

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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Bill Watterson Returns to the Comics Page in ‘Pearls Before Swine’ by Stephan Pastis

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Bill Watterson, the legendary creator of the beloved 'Calvin and Hobbes' comic strip, has returned to the comics pages in Stephan Pastis' 'Pearls Before Swine.'

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Link Ink: Hulk’s Expanded Role In ‘Age Of Ultron,’ Bill Watterston’s Possible Secret Comics Comeback, And Eva Green On Her Banned Poster

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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The 2012 Elections In Newspaper Comic Strips [Recap]

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Unlike CA Senior Writer Chris Sims, who steadfastly scours the funny pages each month for his Funky Winkerbean/Crankshaft chronicle, Funkywatch (to say nothing of his inspiration, Josh Fruhlinger at the daily Comics Curmudgeon blog), there's a good chance you don't indulge in traditional comic strips as much as you'd like. Me? I mostly only dig into traditional funnies around t

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Link Ink: ‘Smallville’s’ Blue Beetle Unmasked, DIY Cyclops Cosplay and Crossover Bingo

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TV: Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes gives Booster Gold a stern talkin' to in new Smallville images.

Anime: Warner Bros. Supernatural anime will see release in the US on July 26, Jared Padalecki's voice is all over the first season, but co-star Jensen Ackles fans will have to hunt for his voice through an unspecified amount of episodes.

Upcoming: Titan Comics will release the first issue of its n

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Link Ink: Kracklefest, Animated Pearls and Yotsuba&! Beheaded

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Music: Tickets are now on sale for KRACKLEFEST, featuring Kirby Krackle, Adam WarRock and H2Awesome! at Seattle's Hard Rock Cafe on March 5.

Webcomics: Ben Towle has begun posting pages from his upcoming graphic novel Oyster War on a designated Tumblr. Updates will be irregular, but OW fans will seemingly get to read the

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