Bill Watterson draws three comics for Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Warning: the following may mean absolutely nothing to some of you.
    You swine.

    Bill Watterson, legendary author of Calvin and Hobbes, came out of hiding briefly to collaborate with comic author Stephan Pastis on three strips of his Pearls Before Swine comic.

    This is interesting and/or significant because aside from the interview and poster he did for the documentary Stripped, Bill Watterson has made no public appearance in twenty years.

    And the idea was that, for a few days, Bill would draw Pearls Before Swine in Stephan's place. After some brainstorming the two decided Bill's contribution would come in the form of drawings by an annoying new character introduced to PBS for just this occasion, Libby, who would draw a few illustrations to show Stephan how it's done, and then ride sled off into the sunset (referencing the final Calvin and Hobbes strip, for those of you who don't get it).

    The strips have run (the last one ran yestarday), and the secret could finally be revealed. And here they are:




    Is this a sign of things to come? Is Watterson coming out of his hiding? Or will he retreat back into his hole for 20 more years?

    EZ-Megaman, Qtis, chavosaur and 2 others like this.
  2. TyBlood13

    TyBlood13 Weeaboo Trash

    Jul 1, 2012
    United States
    Calvin and Hobbes was a big part of my childhood, so to see Waterson come back even briefly is a huge nostalgia trip
  3. Vengenceonu

    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

    Jun 20, 2013
    United States
    The C Standard Library
    One part of me wants to say: I guess this is important to some people? Good for them I guess, their favorite artist is no longer a hermit.

    While another more vain part of me wants to stand up and say:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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  4. 2ndApex

    2ndApex GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 12, 2012
    United States
    Shhhhhh! You'll scare him away again >:(
  5. Gaming4Ever

    Gaming4Ever Banned

    May 28, 2014
    United States
    Calvin and Hobbes still one of my Favs till this day........those Snowmen pieces?

    Pure Genius on all levels :rofl:
  6. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Bill Watterson and Alan Moore should have a "reclusive comic artist" party.

    Nobody would be invited, of course.
  7. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
    This will blow your mind:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
  8. chavosaur

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    Huntersville, NC
  9. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Gotta love the last frame.. Calvin and Hobbes is one of my childhood friends and have read through the comics a number of times. Hobbes and Bacon is also quite a good comeback for the series, though it's not made by Bill himself.
    chavosaur likes this.
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