'Calvin & Hobbes' Creator Pens His First Public Comic in 18 Years

Almost two decades after publishing his last Calvin & Hobbes comic strip, elusive cartoonist Bill Watterson is back — with a film poster. The documentary, , is a self-described "love letter to comic strips" that includes interviews with, among others, Jeff Keane of , Richard Thompson of and Watterson himself.

 

The poster shows a cartoonist being startled out of his clothing and into his birthday suit by a headline about the death of newspapers — all as his tablet-reading dog looks on.

 

Watterson , "Given the movie's title and the fact that there are few things funnier than human nudity, the idea popped into my head largely intact. The film is a big valentine to comics, so I tried to do something really cartoon-y."

 

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