Sunday, November 15, 2009

MAKING A MARK THIS WEEK:
BILL WATTERSON

Regardless of how big my collection gets there's a few comics that always hold pride of place - the collected editions of Calvin and Hobbes.

The one man band behind the popular strip, Bill Watterson, stands on the frontlines in the fight for art being respected as 'art' regardless of where it appears. Able to capture everything from the socially relevant to the imaginative with an ease that seems criminal, Bill also mastered doing it in under six panels!

Protective of his creations, Bill argued for Calvin and Hobbes to stay out of merchandising least it cheapen their image and his work. A master of body language and facial expressions, be it on parent, child or toy tiger, Watterson reminded us that all we need to 'reconnect' is our imagination, a cardboard box and one decent grassy hill.

2 comments:

  1. Calvin and Hobbes is such a fantastic strip. I don't think it will be surpassed by anything anytime soon. It's so brilliantly done. Good pick!

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  2. Yeah I agree whole-heartedly. This strip is pure genius in print!

    Thanks again for the comments!

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