Calvin and Hobbes Creator Returns To Comics!
There are few comic strips that have hung with the world long after they have gone. There’s Far Side and his cows, Bloom County and Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin and Hobbes still holds a space for many comic lovers. Word spread like wild fire yesterday that Bill Waterson, Calvin and Hobbes creator was returning to the comics! Best news ever.
Then, we found out that he HAD ALREADY returned to the comic pages and was done… for now.
Bill Waterson and Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis collaborated on a short run that was printed earlier this week. Waterson made an “appearance” as a little girl named Libby that took to redrawing Pearls Before Swine, and did a much better job at it than Pastis.
You can read how this all came to be at Stephan Pastis’ site. The best part of it all is that Pastis gushes about how much of a fan he is of Waterson.
Waterson has been putting his toes back in the water as of late. Not only with his Pearls Before Swine cameo, but also drawing the poster for and making a very rare filmed appearance in the movie Stripped. Could he be returning to the comics for good? We’ll just have to wait and see.