Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Northeast Ohio Native and Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Has Last Hurrah

Posted By on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 12:37 PM

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Other than the occasional side project, we thought we'd seen the last of Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson with his heart-wrenching segue into retirement in 1995, but it seems the comic strip creator and Chagrin Falls native has made a final comic comeback before returning to his life of secrecy.

Comic artist Stephan Pastis had sent in a strip to Watterson in which his character in Pearls Before Swine pretended that he was the creator of Calvin and Hobbes in order to pick up a girl. Watterson liked it so much that he offered Pastis a deal: the two would collaborate on three strips that would be sold for a charity event, as long as Pastis agreed to keep his mouth shut about it until the process was over.

Pastis agreed, and thus, Watterson's brief and triumphant return to the comic scene came to be. You can check it out herehere and here.

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