Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A must see if you like comic strips or good art. "Dear Mr. Watterson"

As both of my two followers are keenly aware, I love good comic art. Whether it is in comic strips, comic books or animation. And the better it is drawn, the more I like it. Good comic art is high art.
And it can hardly be argued that many comics are better drawn (and painted) than Calvin and Hobbes.
Even now, after almost twenty years since the final strip, the books sell well and keep the strip alive.

Last night I had the chance to watch Joel Allen Schroeder's movie "Dear Mr. Watterson".
The movie doesn't so much go into the life of Bill Watterson as it does the appeal and longevity of Calvin and Hobbes.
The interviews with other comic artist's is well worth the price of admission alone.

Mr. Schroeder made a very personal documentary and also made a quality film. Well filmed and well edited.

It definitely seemed a labor of love.


  1. I will keep my eyes open for this. With the proliferation of TV channels in this country I am sure it will feature at one time or another.

  2. It is a fairly new movie so may take a little while to appear. But well worth the wait.

  3. I read C&H every morning...religiously! I'll look for this when it appears on Netflix. I don't do movies in theatres (usually)

  4. I watched it through Amazon Prime, and it was very high quality.