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PostSubject: Bill Watterson returns...for a while   Bill Watterson returns...for a while EmptySat Jun 07, 2014 4:48 pm

Check it out: The (all-too-brief) return of Bill Watterson.

He really got what "comics" are supposed to be about — namely, laughs. But his humor was refined, yet so human that anyone can relate to it.

Call it whatever you want, but I call it genius.

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PostSubject: Re: Bill Watterson returns...for a while   Bill Watterson returns...for a while EmptySat Jun 07, 2014 6:02 pm

Wow Stephen drawn Gud. I hope the occasional Martian attack doesn't mess up his studliness
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PostSubject: Re: Bill Watterson returns...for a while   Bill Watterson returns...for a while EmptySat Jun 07, 2014 9:45 pm

puros_bran wrote:
Wow Stephen drawn Gud. I hope the occasional Martian attack doesn't mess up his studliness


Not to worry, PeeBee. As he says, "Nah, the art form's dying" anyway.  Bill Watterson returns...for a while 710492 

Actually, it doesn't have to. Newspapers are dying, but there's no reason why the art form of comics can't remain as popular as ever...or even more popular.

Case in point: I take it that Pearls Before Swine is a newspaper comic. But I had never heard of it before this thing with Bill Watterson came up. Why? Because I don't read any newspapers. (Never mind why; that's another story.)

There was a time when newspapers were the main pipeline of information, but that was back in the days before radio, TV, and now the Intertubes. Many newspapers had morning and evening editions...and sometimes even special editions. But those days are long gone.

The point is that the only reason I even know about Stephan Pastis' comic is onna counta the Internet. So, the art form doesn't have to die. It just has to make the transition to a different medium.

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PostSubject: Re: Bill Watterson returns...for a while   Bill Watterson returns...for a while EmptySat Jun 07, 2014 9:54 pm

I used to cut out each strip and collect them. Those are long gone now.

Quote :
I could do better if I had more space.

I love that Watterson challenged the practice where editors would cut the headers from Sunday comics. Once he had more space, he could do better. Papers that dropped him were lame.

I also appreciate that he protected his characters by nixing licensing.
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PostSubject: Re: Bill Watterson returns...for a while   Bill Watterson returns...for a while EmptySat Jun 07, 2014 10:29 pm

That was awesome! Props to Watterson for being a good sport and making an artist's wildest imagination come true.
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PostSubject: Re: Bill Watterson returns...for a while   Bill Watterson returns...for a while EmptySat Jun 07, 2014 10:44 pm

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<---- Uh, who?  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bill Watterson returns...for a while   Bill Watterson returns...for a while EmptySun Jun 08, 2014 2:16 am

Puff Daddy wrote:
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<---- Uh, who?  Smile

Wise ass.  lol! 

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