ELSEWHERE: “Dear Mr. Watterson” Explores The Ongoing Legacy Of “Calvin & Hobbes”

I think that for people of a certain generation, the comic pages have been forever ruined because of Calvin & Hobbes. Bill Watterson’s clever, whimsical, imaginative comic strip won millions of fans during its 1o-year-run, and its legacy hasn’t dimmed one bit since it ended in 1995. An upcoming documentary titled Dear Mr. Watterson explores this legacy from the perspective of fans and other comic artists. The film premiered at the Wisconsin Film Festival to solid acclaim, and opens in more cities in November. You can watch the trailer here.

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  • John Turner

    That “certain generation” should include three or four generations.

  • Susan_G1

    Yes, my mother-in-law introduced it to me, I cherished it, and bought the books for my kids. That’s three gens there.

    I cried at his last strip. It was beautiful and so full of promise for Watterson, for us. I miss him. Though the documentary sounds interesting, I’d like, rather, to hear from Watterson himself.

  • Esther O’Reilly

    Mom didn’t let me read this strip ’til I was past a certain age. Can’t think why…