Trouble Thinking

December 8, 2010

Bill Watterson’s Rare Early Work

Filed under: Comics — Tags: , , , — Durandal @ 12:45 pm

So this is kind of awesome: rare artwork by Bill Watterson, the guy who drew Calvin and Hobbes for enough years to make those Collector Edition books cost about $150.

It’s apparently been gathered by someone who knew him in college when he was drawing cartoons for Kenyon College’s “The Kenyon Collegian”, which is incredible. If every single comic strip in a college paper I’ve ever seen is any indication, this stuff is the best cartooning that will ever be done for a college paper. It’s not all the most hilarious stuff ever, but it’s really interesting to see his obvious talent for expressive cartooning with a more varied cast of characters than Calvin and Hobbes.

Watterson cartoon depicting students committing suicide during february

In this one, your favorite childhood cartoonist has drawn a spate of suicides.

You owe it to yourself to check all of this out, and if you haven’t already read every Calvin and Hobbes book ever you need to shape up and get that work done before the boss finds out.

1 Comment »

  1. Is it just me or does he bear a vague resemblance to Calvin’s dad?

    Comment by taekwondogirl — December 19, 2010 @ 7:13 pm


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