New Artwork from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson

Long-retired and norotiously low-key, comic creator Bill Watterson of everyone (yes, literally everyone)’s favourite comic strip Calvin and Hobbes has just broken his illustration silence.

According to io9.com, Watterson was “so impressed” with the upcoming documentary Stripped, investigating the lives and careers of cartoonists in an era when newspapers are dropping like flies, that he decided to create the movie’s poster. According to Stripped‘s website, it’s Watterson’s first comic in 19 years.

Holy shit. Check out the trailer for the film (it looks terrific) and catch Watterson’s full poster after the jump.

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Calvin and Hobbes Snowman Gallery

Aside from just totalling nailing childhood, Calvin and Hobbes has always made winter FUN. Sure, it can be grey and wet and cold – but does all that really matter if you have snowman art?

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via Bill Watterson

Reading these at any time of year – even in the middle of a summer heatwave – always makes me pine for a free winter day so I can find the nearest field and go nuts with artistic expression.

So while everything’s sort of mush outside right now, I can still get some inspiration from this gallery of Calvin and Hobbes snowman strips! I swear, as soon as I get another dump of fresh snow…

Top 5 Cartoon Dances

I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but in my home-sweet-home of Toronto, winter is in full effect (even though it technically still isn’t winter!). Needless to say, it’s kind of a bummer.

Luckily, I’ve found the solution: DANCE PARTY TIME! And what better shindig than the fan favourite variety? Let’s all work on our sick, sick moves¬†by studying the (fictional)¬†greats of gettin’ down on the dance floor.

1. Scott “Squishy” Squibbles, Monsters University

What Mr. (Monster?) Squibbles misses in technique, he more then makes up for in enthusiasm:

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via pixarplanet.com

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