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Ep. 22, Page 4
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Comic 1630 - Ep. 22, Page 4

26th May 2014, 10:05 PM in Episode 22 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 26th May 2014, 10:05 PM edit delete
There's a sort of documentary—maybe more of a eulogy—of Bill Watterson's newspaper comic strip of days gone by, "Calvin and Hobbes," on Netflix Streaming: Dear Mr. Watterson doesn't start well, with little clips of actors you don't really care about talking about why they simply adore Watterson's strip, and the reclusive Watterson himself is of course nowhere to be found anywhere in the thing, and I don't think there's much in the way of actual factual info you can't find in much more concise form elsewhere, but there were a few things I'm glad I skimmed through to find:
  • You get to see lots of newspaper comic strip artists whose work you may be familiar with, sitting in their home studios and talking (about how amazing Calvin and Hobbes is, of course...over and over). It's kind of neat to see they're actually people! Also I think maybe around the half hour mark—uh but don't quote me on that—there's a pretty long segment where you see a bunch of them working away at their comics (with their own voiceovers talking about how amazing Calvin and Hobbes is, again...), and I don't know about you, but I'm always curious to see what tools other artists use, how they use them, how they have their drawing table and workspace set up, etc.

  • About 38 minutes in, you get to see some of Winsor McCay's actual original art for his strip, Little Nemo, and just how beautiful and **gigantic** and black and white his artwork really was. (Later they tease you with showing a guy looking at some of Watterson's original art, but they don't actually quite pan the camera around so you can see it yourself. >_<)

  • One of the artists who does a lot of the talking is Berkeley Breathed, of Bloom County, etc fame. He's something of a character himself and always has something interesting to say (in this case, mostly about how amazing Watterson and Calvin and Hobbes are, but still, he at least puts it in interesting ways).


cattservant 27th May 2014, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
She gets around!
smbhax 27th May 2014, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
: ooo
moizmad 27th May 2014, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Mr. Margrave is sleeping right now, come back tomorrow.
smbhax 27th May 2014, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
He *does* need his beauty rest!