Off-shore fishing cabin in Port Mansfield, TX.
Contributed by Christian Heuer.
I’ve been following the Sakai family saga for quite a while now, and it devastated me several times in the past months. But today, when I see so many artists and fans standing up to help the family, it makes me feel real great to make a tiny little part of this amazing family that is comics.
I couldn’t stop thinking about the subject for a long while, and I needed a break after drawing 530 sketches for my crowdfunding campaign, so naturally one fine day this Usagi appeared suddenly in my sketchbook.
He looks older and wiser than the one we see in the comics, for obvious reasons.
I wish all the best to the Sakai family. Wish I could do more.
‘Calvin & Hobbes’ Creator Bill Watterson Releases First New Cartoon In 19 Years
By Andy Khouri
Immense kudos to filmmakers Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder, whose new documentary Stripped was apparently so awesome that it coaxed the famously elusive Bill Watterson to come out of retirement and create his first cartoon (that the public has seen, anyway) since concluding his work on Calvin & Hobbes nearly 20 years ago. The piece will serve as the poster for the film, which profiles the endangered art form of newspaper comic strips in the current economic and media climates.