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  1. Entertainment

    Brace Your Inner Child: New Art From Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin and Hobbes

    The beloved creator of Calvin and Hobbes designed amazing poster art for the documentary Stripped, available for advance order on iTunes as of midnight last night. It's a huge testimony to the movie's quality that the notoriously discerning Watterson was involved, but he could design a poster promoting his butt, and I'd be happy.

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  2. Entertainment

    This Calvin and Hobbes Animation’s Both Warm and Fuzzy

    Calvin and Hobbes was one of those great comics -- like The Far Side -- that at its dullest was still far, far more entertaining than the best installment of Family Circus. Cartoonist Bill Watterson had a great thing going with his strip, because it was as humorous as it was deep. Calvin's imagination and occasional philosophical musings are rightly admired still. Calvin and Hobbes never launched into a bigger franchise or animated series -- but only because Watterson didn't care for all that. "My strip is a low-tech, one-man operation, and I like it that way," he said in The Calvin and Hobbes: Tenth Anniversary book. That said, animator Adam Brown (Ugly Americans) went and made a short little animation of the comic, and it somehow manages to encapsulate its charm.

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  3. Entertainment

    Bill Watterson’s College Comics

    The all seeing eye of Reddit has found a great treasure: an online collection of a few of the comics that Bill Watterson drew for his college yearbook and paper (The Kenyon Collegian). Our favorites after the jump:

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  4. Power Grid

    10 of Our Favorite Fictional Tigers

    In honor of the Chinese New Year, our Power Grid this week is full of tigers, the Zodiac animal of 2010. They are advertising icons and side kicks, they walk on two legs or four, most of them talk, and a few of them are accompanied by heavy doses of nostalgia.

    In accordance with ancient Gnostalgic tradition, we will now quote Bill Watterson:

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  5. Entertainment

    Calvin & Hobbes Creator Gives First Interview in Two Decades

    This. Is. Incredible. Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin & Hobbes, has granted his first interview since 1989 to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Calvin & Hobbes stopped running in newspapers in 1995, so the opportunity to reminisce may have been what brought him out of his near-Salingerian reclusion. It's a moving, revealing (though alas, all too short) e-mail interview:

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