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Bill Watterson

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Why So Many Superheroines Have Bare Midriffs

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Malala Met The Queen

Amazing lady Malala Yousafzai met Queen Elizabeth II and presented her with her book today.  (via Jezebel


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Velociraptor Flask

Well, if you didn’t already have a reason to become a career drunk, here is a very great reason: the flask made from a (porcelain) velociraptor claw. Currently being sold on Etsy, so have at it dino-loving lushes! (via Reddit)


And I'll Form the Head!

No Snow Yet? Ever? Live Vicariously Through This Homage to Calvin and Hobbes

Jim Frommeyer and Teague Chrystie‘s tribute to Bill Watterson‘s snowmen is somewhat more than meets the eye. Frommeyer explains their process:

First thing to know is that every shot is practical.  Every snowman was built from scratch.  And it was all filmed on my dining table.


Olden Lore

Peanut Butter And Chocolate: Bill Watterson and Mark Twain

Before creating Calvin & Hobbes, Bill Watterson was an editorial cartoonist for a Cincinnati newspaper. He specialized in cartoons inspired by and including quotes by Mark Twain. He lasted six months. But we think he did okay after that. After the jump are more vintage Watterson cartoons.


and let it be known

How Bill Watterson Is Helping Raise Funds for Parkinson’s Disease

What you see above is by Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson. It’s special for a couple reasons. 1. It’s the first piece of original artwork from him in the 16 years since his comic ended, according to his syndicate. 2. It’s part of a fundraising effort for Team Cul de Sac, which raises funds for Parkinson’s research and works with Team Fox of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

The 6′x8′ oil on board is the character Petey Otterloop from Richard Thompson’s comic strip Cul de Sac. Thompson revealed that he had Parkinson’s disease in 2009.



And That's Terrible

How Has Rob Granito Taken His Scam This Far?

The man pictured above is named Rob Granito, and according to numerous people, he has been ripping off artists and collectors for years. He runs a table at conventions, selling what he calls “original” art when it has clearly and blatantly been ripped off from other artists. Not only that, but he also pads his résumé like nobody’s business. Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston has been digging deep into this, and what he’s found is pretty infuriating. And illegal. See for yourself after the jump.