Cartooning http://nhpr.org en Dear Mr. Watterson: A Portrait Of Calvin And Hobbes Fans http://nhpr.org/post/dear-mr-watterson-portrait-calvin-and-hobbes-fans <p></p><p>Twenty-eight years ago today, artist Bill Watterson’s only syndicated comic strip hit newspapers for the first time, introducing readers to a rowdy&nbsp; six-year old named Calvin, and his often hungry and always kindhearted companion, a stuffed tiger named Hobbes.&nbsp; The strip quickly grew to become arguably the most popular comic of its era – but after ten years in print, the reclusive Watterson retired his pens and brushes, and retreated from the public eye. Now, almost thirty years later, adoring fans carry a nostalgic torch for the quiet subversion, unbridled joy, and beautifully rendered drawings of Watterson’s <em>Calvin and Hobbes.</em></p><p>“<a href="http://www.dearmrwatterson.com/store/" target="_blank">Dear Mr. Watterson</a>” is a new documentary film by director <strong>Joel Allen Schroeder </strong>that explores the enduring influence <em>Calvin and Hobbes</em> had on a generation of fans and artists. The movie is now out in select theaters and available on demand.</p><p>We also spoke with <strong>Tim Hulsizer</strong>, creator of the <a href="http://ignatz.brinkster.net/calvin.html" target="_blank">Calvin and Hobbes Fan Website</a>.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:21:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38730 at http://nhpr.org Dear Mr. Watterson: A Portrait Of Calvin And Hobbes Fans You're All Just Jealous Of My Jetpack http://nhpr.org/post/youre-all-just-jealous-my-jetpack <p><a href="http://myjetpack.tumblr.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Tom Gauld's </strong></a>cartoon panels have been described as bleak, minimalist, sweet and funny. The London-based cartoonist and illustrator draws a <a href="http://www.tomgauld.com/index.php?/portfolio/guardian-letters/" target="_blank">weekly cartoon</a> for <em>The Guardian</em> newspaper’s book review section, and has cracked the US market with <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomgauld/sets/72157632694469038/detail/" target="_blank">comic strips</a> in <em>The New York Times Magazine</em>.&nbsp; A new collection of those strips called, <a href="http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/shopCatalogLong.php?st=art&amp;art=a4d766ede05fab" target="_blank"><em>You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack</em></a>, will be released in the US on April 30<sup>th</sup>.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25886 at http://nhpr.org You're All Just Jealous Of My Jetpack Adrian Tomine: A Decade of Drawings http://nhpr.org/post/adrian-tomine-decade-drawings <p>The cover of the November 12<sup>th</sup> issue of <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/"><em>The New Yorker</em></a> effectively summed up the two big stories coming out of New York City this past month: Hurricane Sandy and Election 2012. In the picture, a backpacked shaggy-haired man, chest-high in water, searches for his polling place among the pitch-black flooded streets of the Big Apple.&nbsp; It’s a drawing that someone makes a city of&nbsp;over eight million people&nbsp;seem like a very lonely place to be. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:18:52 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17121 at http://nhpr.org Adrian Tomine: A Decade of Drawings Word of Mouth 04.07.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-04072012 <p><strong>Part&nbsp;1:&nbsp;The Weird World of Stock Photography</strong></p><p>We&rsquo;ve heard the story over and over again in these hyperconnected digital times&hellip;boy meets girl, they fall in love, become blissfully partnered until one day, <a href="http://tp://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110405015434AAxmTPf">girl finds boy&rsquo;s photo on a dating web site</a>&hellip;</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:01:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2982 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 04.07.2012 Higher Ed for Doodlers http://nhpr.org/post/higher-ed-doodlers <p>I find out why students are drawn to The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:12:40 +0000 Taylor Quimby 2901 at http://nhpr.org Higher Ed for Doodlers