Calvin and Hobbes Documentary Coming in November

By Jason Boog Comment

A documentary dedicated to the legacy of Calvin and Hobbes is coming on November 15. We’ve embedded the trailer above, you can sign up for email updates about upcoming showings.

Artist Bill Watterson decided to end his beloved Calvin and Hobbes comic strip on New Year’s Eve of 1995. He avoided licensing his creations to toy makers or movie makers, but a Kickstarter documentary will examine his legacy. Here’s more about the film:

It has now been more than a decade since the end of the Calvin & Hobbes era. Bill Watterson has kept an extremely low profile during this time, living a very private life outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Despite his quiet lifestyle, Mr. Watterson is remembered and appreciated daily by fans who still enjoy his amazing collection of work … This film is not a quest to find Bill Watterson, or to invade his privacy. It is an exploration to discover why his ‘simple’ comic strip made such an impact on so many readers in the 80s and 90s, and why it still means so much to us today.

Are you excited about the documentary? Melville House offered this tribute to Watterson’s artistic legacy:

Walt Disney built a media empire through his own drawings and re-tellings of classic fairytales; consequently, his is now one of the most recognizable names on the planet. But far too many of those same people are ignorant to the same amount of happiness and joy contained in Watterson’s static images that re-tell and unravel philosophical aphorisms, mathematical theories, and, of course, the wondrously complicated science that is a child’s imagination.

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